Historical importance of 19th May: From Birthdays to historical events, things that you can’t miss!

May 19 in history: What all happened on this day in history

Remembering the dates and names of people while studying history has always been a difficult task for students. We often take history far granted our present has been shaped by all the events which have happened in the past. Here are more historical events happened this day.

Nathuram Godse the assassinator of Mahatma Gandhi

Born on May 19, 1910, in Baramati, Maharashtra, Nathuram Godse was an advocate of Hindu nationalism. He assassinated Mahatma Gandhi because he believed Gandhi favored Indian Muslims during the partition of India. On November 15, 1949, Godhse was hanged in Ambala Central Jail.

Indian Rebel Nana Saheb

Born on May 19, 1824, Nana Saheb was an Indian Peshwa of the Maratha empire. He led the rebellion in the Cawnpore now Kanpur during 1857 uprisings.  He forced the British garrison to surrender in Cawnpore and executed the survivors. Nana Saheb was an adopted son of the exiled Baji Rao II.

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Ruskin Bond

Born on May 19, 1934, Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent. He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, India, with his adopted family. The Indian Council for Child Education has recognized his role in the growth of children’s literature in India.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Born on May 19, 1974 is one of the finest Indian actor, he is known for his works in Hindi cinema. He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama. Siddiqui’s breakthrough role was with Anurag Kashyap’s Black Friday (2007), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. He is the only actor globally who has officially eight films selected and screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

Lawrence of Arabia dies

On Mat 19, 1935, T.E Lawrence also famous by the name of Lawrence of Arabia succumbed to his injuries six days after having an accident. He died at the hospital of his former RAF camp. He was a legendry war hero, author, and scholar, he has penned down many books.

1536: Second wife of King Henry VIII, was executed

On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn, second wife of the King Henry VIII was executed on charges including Adultery, Incest and conspiracy against the King

1588 Spanish Armada sets sail

On May 19, 1588, to secure the English Channel, a massive fleet known as ‘Invincible Armada,’ set sail to Lisbon. The mission of the sail was to secure the English Channel and transport the Spanish invasion army to Britain from the Netherlands.

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1864 equal treatment for the soldiers’ dependents by Lincoln

On May 19, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln wrote to the anti-slavery Congressional leader Senator Charles Sumner that regardless of race widow and children of soldiers should be treated equally. In 1866 a resolution to provide for the equal treatment of the dependents of black soldiers was introduced.

1916 Sky-Picot agreement

On May 19, 1916, representatives from British and French secretly made an accord naked as Sky-Picot agreement. As per the accord, the Arabian lands under the Ottoman Empire were to be divided into British and French spheres of influence.

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