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It happened on a… May 19

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It happened on a… May 19
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Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 17% worldwide in April 2020 when world was in lockdown, in study published in “Nature Climate Change”.


American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth II grants the titles of Duke and Duchess of Sussex.


EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo, killing all 56 passengers, 3 security personnel, and 7 crew members on board.


TV musical show “Glee” starring Jane Lynch, Michael Morrison, Lea Michele and an ensemble cast premieres on Fox.


“Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” was released in the U.S.


Stanley Cup Final, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: Goaltender Bernie Parent and the Flyers shut out the Boston Bruins, 1-0, to win series 4-2, become 1st “expansion” team to win Stanley Cup; Parent named playoff MVP.


Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of “Happy Birthday” for U.S. President John F. Kennedy.


British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, 1944 as the date for the Normandy landings (“D-Day”).


Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Black Sea coast, beginning the Turkish War of Independence.


Montreal business leaders adopt articles of association for the Bank of Montreal; officially founded May 23, with a capital of £250,000; opens for business on Nov. 3.


French Order of Legion d’Honneur forms.


Jacques Cartier 1491-1557 leaves on second voyage on the Grand Hermine, Petite Hermine and Emerillon with 110 men, including two priests and many of his wife’s cousins; they will take 50 days to cross the Atlantic, and winter at Quebec.

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