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This Day In History: May 19

This Day in History

1536: Anne Boleyn, the 2d wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded.
1906: The Federated Boys' Clubs (later the Boys' Clubs of America ) is founded.
1921: Congress sets a national quota system and sharply curbs immigration.
1962: Marilyn Monroe infamously performed a seductive rendition of "Happy Birthday" for Pres. John F. Kennedy, a week before his birthday.
1984: The Edmonton Oilers ice hockey team win the Stanley Cup, ending the NY Islanders' streak of 4 consecutive NHL titles.
2003: Telecommunications giant WorldCom agrees to pay the SEC $500 million in settlement of civil fraud charges.

Today's Birthdays

1762: Johann Gottlieb Fichte, idealist philosopher (Rammenau, Germany; died 1814)
1861: Nellie Melba, opera singer (Australia; died 1931)
1890: Ho Chi Minh, North Vietnamese president and Communist leader (Kim Lien, Vietnam; died 1969)
1925: Malcolm X (Little), black nationalist leader and civil rights activist (Omaha, NE; died 1965)
1930: Lorraine Hansberry, playwright (Chicago, IL; died 1965)
1934: Jim Lehrer, TV journalist/author (Wichita, KS)
1935: David Hartman, actor/TV personality (Pawtucket, RI)
1939: James Fox, actor (London, England). Francis Scobee, astronaut who died in the Challenger explosion (Cle Elum, WA; died 1986)
1941: Nora Ephron, writer/director (New York, NY). James P. Hoffa, labor leader (Detroit, MI)
1945: Pete Townshend, musician/singer/member of the Who and writer (Chiswick, England)
1947: David Helfgott, pianist (Melbourne, Australia)
1952: Grace Jones, model/actress/singer (Spanishtown, Jamaica)
1957: Bill Laimbeer, basketball player (Boston, MA)
1976: Kevin Garnett, basketball player, (Mauldin, SC)

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