Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019 with 226 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include philanthropist Johns Hopkins in 1795; American-born Nancy Astor, the first female member of the British Parliament, in 1879; Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, in 1881; Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh in 1890; Black Muslim leader Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, in 1925; Cambodian dictator Pol Pot in 1925; playwright Lorraine Hansberry in 1930; journalist Jim Lehrer in 1934 (age 85); actor/TV talk show host David Hartman in 1935 (age 84); actor James Fox in 1939 (age 80); author Nora Ephron in 1941; actor Peter Mayhew in 1944; British rock star Pete Townshend in 1945 (age 74); wrestler/actor Andre the Giant, born André René Roussimoff, in 1946; Jamaican actor/model/singer Grace Jones in 1948 (age 71); Archie Manning, member of the College Football Hall of Fame and father of two star NFL quarterbacks, in 1949 (age 70); rock musician Joey Ramone in 1951; actor Rebecca Hall in 1982 (age 37); actor Lily Cole in 1987 (age 32); actor Eleanor Tomlinson in 1992 (age 27); singer/songwriter Sam Smith in 1992 (age 27); TV personality/singer JoJo Siwa, born Joelle Joanie Siwa, in 2003 (16).
On this date in history:
In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second of King Henry VIII's six wives and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, was beheaded.
In 1588, the Spanish Armada, assembled to invade England, set sail from Lisbon.
In 1916, Col. Teddy Roosevelt, speaking in Detroit, blasted the pacifism of Henry Ford and accused the Wilson administration of "make-believe preparedness."
In 1935, renowned British soldier and author T.E. Lawrence, known as "Lawrence of Arabia," died in a motorcycle crash in Britain.
In 1964, it was revealed that U.S. diplomats had found at least 40 secret microphones hidden in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
In 1986, in the first direct talks between China and Taiwan in 37 years, Beijing agreed to return a cargo jet flown to the mainland by a defecting pilot.
In 1994, former U.S. first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died at age 64.
In 2008, mudslides in China's earthquake-devastated Sichan province engulfed and killed more than 200 rescue workers. The death toll from the quake, which struck a week earlier, had surpassed 69,000, with thousands of people reported missing.
In 2009, the Hubble Space Telescope was returned to orbit after astronauts finished five spacewalks in a mission to repair and refurbish the 19-year-old instrument.
In 2016, EgyptAir Flight 804, en route from Paris to Cairo, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea killing everyone on board.
In 2018, Britain's Prince Harry married American actor Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II granted the newlyweds the titles of duke and duchess of Sussex.
A thought for the day: Chris Hedges wrote, "The moral nihilism of celebrity culture is played out on reality television shows, most of which encourage a dark voyeurism into other people's humiliation, pain, weakness, and betrayal."