May 19

This Day in History

1935

Lawrence of Arabia dies

T. E. Lawrence, known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name. During World War I, Arab forces revolting against the Turks adopted … (more...)

1861

Nellie Melba, Singer and Dessert Inspiration, Is Born

On this day in 1861, internationally renowned operatic soprano Australian Nellie Melba was born. Among her many accolades, Melba was honoured by having four gourmet dishes named after her, including … (more...)

1536

Execution of Anne Boleyn

The date 19 May marks the anniversary of the execution of the Queen of England, Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry V111 in 1536. Although Anne Boleyn only ruled as the Queen of England for … (more...)