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🗓️ On This Day - May 19th

Whether May 19th is your birthday, an important event date, or just another day for you, there’s so much you should know about this very special date. It’s a day worth marking if you’re a NASCAR fan, a pizza fanatic, or enjoy looking into British history. Here’s why May 19th really matters…

On this day

anne boleyn

Anne Boleyn was executed.

Back in 1526, today marked the day that English King Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded at the Tower of London. She was executed under charges of adultery, incest, and treason.

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots was arrested.

Following a long feud between the two, on this date back in 1568, English Queen Elizabeth I arrested Mary Queen of Scots. Interestingly enough, this was the very date her mother was executed, as mentioned above!

Barnum & Bailey Circus

The circus is in town!

May 19th is a very important day for fans of circus and entertainment history, as this date back in 1884 marked the unveiling of the Ringling Bros. Circus. This Wisconsin-based troupe would evolve massively over the years, with it eventually transforming into the world-famous Barnum & Bailey Circus, the subject of “The Greatest Showman.”

Marilyn Monroe

It was a happy birthday for a certain Mr. President!

In 1962, today was the date that famous actress Marilyn Monroe sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy. She sang it to him in front of 150,000 people in Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Harry and Meghan Wedding

Harry and Meghan tied the knot.

On May 19th, 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would marry at Windsor Castle - in a ceremony that did away with much of the ceremony of Royal gatherings of centuries past. While Harry and Meghan remain united, their conflicts with the Royal Family have been widely documented both on TV and through Harry’s autobiography, “Spare,” a 2023 best-seller.

Special Days Falling on May 19th

May 19th is a day we should celebrate, even if we don’t consider it a national holiday! Whether you want to catch some rays, watch some racing, or have a slice of pizza or two, there are a few reasons why May 19th is worth marking on the calendar.
NASCAR racers lining up to start the race


Who doesn’t love a good race? NASCAR racing has been around for some time - and on May 19th, fans can take part in all kinds of events. Even if you’re not into racing or cars, you can definitely appreciate the energy and all that goes into stock car events - why not watch a race or two for the first time?

Neapolitan Pizza

National Pizza Party Day

Pizza is one of those meals that is made to be shared. And nothing screams family and friends more than pizza. Try and set aside some time with family and friends on May 19th, and share some of the cheesy goodness slice by slice.

fun facts about the sun

National May Ray Day

By the time May rolls around, we should start getting plenty of sunny weather up in the Northern Hemisphere - and May 19th is a great day to make the most of the sun if you can. Why not go for a walk, a bike ride, or a picnic with loved ones? Spring and summer always seem to fade so quickly - make the most of the rays while you can!

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