Thursday, May 19, 2011

This Day in History: May 19

-Anne Boleyn is beheaded for adultery, treason and incest, 1536

-Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the Mexican American War and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of 4 other modern day states to the United States for $15 million, 1848

-Mustafa Kemal Ataturk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence and the Greek Genocide, 1919

-The U.S. Congress ratifies the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration, 1921

-Malcolm X born, 1925

-Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union, 1971

-Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis dies, 1994

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