Today in History – May 19th

WINNIPEG, MB. – Today in History is a daily opportunity for MyToba to review the happenings on this day in years past. Sometimes it is the death of a celebrity, at other times it’s the championship game of a title match. But whatever it is, we will surely remind you of the important events that occurred Today in History.

1536 – Ann Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII is beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason

1568 – English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Mary, Queen of Scots

1911 – Founding of Parks Canada, world’s first national parks service

1919 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Black Sea coast, beginning the Turkish War of Independence

1919 – Bread and milk delivery resumes during the Winnipeg General Strike.

1919 – Winnipeg Citizen’s Committee is formed to raise and organize volunteers for public services during the Winnipeg General Strike.

1926 – French air force bombs Damascus Syria

1984 – Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

1993 – Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132

1999 – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is released in cinemas

– Carter Brooks, MyToba News

Photo – Parks Canada

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