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MAY 19

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
1884 Ringling Brothers Open Their First Circus Traveling by Wagon with a Rented Horse The Circus Ringling Theatre History
1971 Godspell Opens at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City New York City Stage and Theater Religion Cherry Lane Theater 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

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