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MAY 19

Turkey: Ataturk Memorial, Youth & Sports Day
(Observed in commemoration of the start the War for Turkish Independence: 05/19/1919)
Turkey U.S. Department of State
1795 Johns Hopkins (Maryland-born Merchant Who Endowed Johns Hopkins University and Hospital) Johns Hopkins Philanthropy Medical Research Johns Hopkins
1857 John Jacob Abel (Ohio-born Father of Modern American Pharmacology: First to Crystallize Insulin) Ohio Scientists and Mathematicians Medical Research
Sports Figures
1908 Percy Williams (Canadian Gold Medal Sprinter in the 1928 Olympic Games) Canadian Sports Figures Track and Field 1928 Summer Olympic Games
1950 Rod Milburn (Louisiana-born African-American Olympic Gold Medalist Hurdler) Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Track and Field Hall of Fame The Olympic Games Notable African Americans African American Registry
1976 Kevin Garnett (South Carolina-born African-American Professional Basketball Player) South Carolina Sports Figures Kevin Garnett Basketball Notable African Americans African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1713 In Massachusetts, More Than 200 People Riot on Boston Common over the High Price of Bread Boston, Massachusetts Colonial Massachusetts Foods and Nutrition Consumer Economics Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1956 Pope Pius XII Condemns Artificial Insemination as Immoral and Illicit Catholicism Religion Medical Research Concordia
1973 Secretariat Wins the Preakness by 2 1/2 Lengths Ahead of Sham Maryland Horse Racing New York Times
1991 Willy T. Ribbs Is the First African-American Driver to Qualify for the Indianapolis 500 California Sports Figures Auto Racing African-American Sports Figures Historic Firsts Indianapolis 500 History Channel
1997 Cyclone Kills 106 and Damages 400,000 Homes in Bangladesh Bangladesh Hurricanes and Cyclones Death Asian Disaster Management News

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