May 19 in Pop Culture History

May 19 Facts, Fun Trivia and History

May 19 History Highlights

  • 1848 – Mexico ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day US states to the United States for $15 million.
  • 1962 – Marilyn Monroe sang her famous Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.
  • May 19, 2124 (fiction) Jake Sully landed on Pandora, Avatar, Film
  • If you were born on May 19th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… August 26th (prior year)

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.”
– Andre the Giant

“I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it’s up to them to find that quality and let it live.”
– Grace Jones

“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.”
– Malcolm X

“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.”
– Joey Ramone

“If something’s not impossible, there must be a way of doing it.”
– Nicholas Winton

“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.”
– Pete Townshend

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 they 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 WonderYou 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: MadonnaVogue

1994In 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.

2006The Da Vinci Code opened in theaters.

2009Glee premiered on FOX

2018 – The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor

#1 Hit May 19, 2018 – June 15, 2018: Childish Gambino – This Is America

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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