May 19th in History1568: Mary, queen of Scots, arrested.
1649: England declared a Commonwealth
1802: Napoleon creates the "Legion d'honneur" , the most prestigious French award
1906: The last British soldiers leave Canada
1967: The United States, Soviet Union, and United Kingdom agree to ban nuclear weapons from outer space
May 19th birthdays1890: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese leader, after whom Saigon was renamed
1925: Malcom X, controversial American civil rights leader