This Day in History

Explore the pivotal events that shaped our world and occurred on This Day in History.

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May 19, 2024/

On May 19, 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in a ceremony that blended traditional British royal customs with modern and personal touches that reflected their unique backgrounds. Their union was celebrated as a marker of contemporary royal dynamics and the increasing diversity of the British royal […]

May 19, 2024/

T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia, died on May 19, 1935, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Lawrence had become legendary for his role during the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule during World War I, and his experiences were immortalized in the film “Lawrence of Arabia.” A scholar, writer, and archaeologist, […]

May 19, 2024/

Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII of England, was executed on May 19, 1536. Her marriage to Henry had once caused a seismic shift in English religion and politics, leading to the English Reformation. Accused of treason, adultery, and incest—charges widely believed to be fabricated to allow Henry to marry Jane Seymour—Anne’s […]

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