May 19 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
May 19 History Highlights
Devil’s Food Cake
|Devil’s Food Cake probably originated in the Southern United States. It first appeared in print in 1902, in Sarah Tyson Rorer’s book, Mrs. Rorer’s New Cook Book, though it was actually named somewhat before that. With cocoa powder and melted chocolate, it has an almost silky and velvety texture. It traditionally has more chocolate than a regular chocolate cake, making it darker, and usually comes with dark chocolate icing.|
May 19 is…
|Devil’s Food Cake Day|
May Ray Day
May 19 Birthday Quotes
“I don’t like to speak badly of people.”
“I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it’s up to them to find that quality and let it live.”
“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.”
“For me, punk is about real feelings. It’s not about, ‘Yeah, I am a punk and I’m angry.’ That’s a lot of crap. It’s about loving the things that really matter: passion, heart, and soul.”
“If something’s not impossible, there must be a way of doing it.”
“Respect yourself. Try to remember that not everything in life can be perfect. You will make mistakes. That’s inevitable. But you are not ugly. You will only be ugly when you behave in an ugly way.”
May 19 Birthdays
|1795 – Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (died in 1873)|
1909 – Nicholas Winton, English banker and humanitarian (died in 2015)
1925 – Malcolm X, American minister and activist (died in 1965)
1944 – Peter Mayhew, English-American actor (died in 2019)
1945 – Pete Townshend, English singer-songwriter
1946 – André the Giant, French-American wrestler and actor (died in 1993)
1948 – Grace Jones, Jamaican-American singer-songwriter
1951 – Joey Ramone, American singer-songwriter (died in 2001)
1983 – Michael Che, American comedian
1991 – Jordan Pruitt, American singer-songwriter
1992 – Marshmello, American electronic music producer and DJ
1992 – Sam Smith, English singer-songwriter
May 19 History
1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
1568 – Queen Elizabeth I of England ordered the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.
1780 – The Dark Day: that morning, a combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover caused complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States candles were needed by noon, and it did not disburse until the following evening, causing New England’s Dark Day.
1910 – Earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet.
1965 – Pete Townshend wrote My Generation today, his 20th birthday on a train. He was on a train because his car, a 1935 Packard hearse, was ordered away by the Queen.
1973 # 1 Hit May 19, 1973 – May 25, 1973: Stevie Wonder – You Are the Sunshine of My Life
1987 – A patent (#4,666,425) for “keeping a head alive” was issued to Chet Fleming.
1990 # 1 Hit May 19, 1990 – June 8, 1990: Madonna – Vogue
1994 – In Living Color (FOX) and L.A. Law (NBC) came to an end
1996 – Sundance Channel made its debut.
1997 – Avian flu, A(H5N1), killed a three-year-old boy in Hong Kong, its first victim.
2006 – The Da Vinci Code opened in theaters.
2009 – Glee premiered on FOX
2018 – The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|I’d never want to start a furniture store, they are always going out of business.|
In the event of an apocalypse, I would spend the first 20 minutes wondering why the internet doesn’t work.
The Seven Virtues #4- Fortitude is never giving up.
The first reference to Google on TV was on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Last night I had to change a light bulb, a bit later on I crossed the road, then walked into a bar. I began to realize my life was one big joke.
There should be an annual award ceremony for the best Instagram photos and it should be called “The Instagrammys.”
Five Card Poker Odds, nothing wild: Royal Flush – A, K, Q, J, 10 of the same suit, 1 in 650,000
A group of Dentists area Brace.
“I’m sorry Dave but this conversation can no longer serve any useful purpose. Good-bye.” – HAL 9000 #moviequotes
The Swiss were very confident they’d win the war considering there is a corkscrew on the Swiss Army knife.
Behind every crazy fun food fight, there’s a disappointed service worker that worked hard trying to feed everybody.
“I want to be alone.” – Grusinskaya (Greta Garbo) #moviequotes
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