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It happened on a… May 19

2020

Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 17% worldwide in April 2020 when world was in lockdown, in study published in “Nature Climate Change”.

2018

American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

2016

EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo, killing all 56 passengers, 3 security personnel, and 7 crew members on board.

2009

TV musical show “Glee” starring Jane Lynch, Michael Morrison, Lea Michele and an ensemble cast premieres on Fox.

1999

“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” was released in the U.S.

1974

Stanley Cup Final, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: Goaltender Bernie Parent and the Flyers shut out the Boston Bruins, 1-0, to win series 4-2, become 1st “expansion” team to win Stanley Cup; Parent named playoff MVP.

1962

Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of “Happy Birthday” for U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

1943

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings (“D-Day”).

1919

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Black Sea coast, beginning the Turkish War of Independence.

1817

Montreal business leaders adopt articles of association for the Bank of Montreal; officially founded May 23, with a capital of £250,000; opens for business on Nov. 3.

1802

French Order of Legion d’Honneur forms.

1535

Jacques Cartier 1491-1557 leaves on second voyage on the Grand Hermine, Petite Hermine and Emerillon with 110 men, including two priests and many of his wife’s cousins; they will take 50 days to cross the Atlantic, and winter at Quebec.

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