On this day
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!
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.”
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 19thMay 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.
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?
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.
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!