TODAY IN HISTORY - May 19th:

1898 - Post Office authorizes use of postcards
1975 - 27th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win
1977 - "Smokey & the Bandit," premieres

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1987 - 1st American Comedy Award - Robin Williams wins 3 awards:  "Funniest Male Stand-up Comic", "Funniest Male Performer of the Year" & "Funniest Television Star In A Special" for "Robin Williams: An Evening At The Met".  Other winners were Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Woody Alan, Woody Harrelson, Johnny Carson & Betty White

 
1999 - Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson is released in cinemas

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1925 - Malcolm X, [Little], [Detroit Red], human rights activist and founder of the Black Muslims, born in Omaha, Nebraska

 

1997 - Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (50) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (47) in New York
2012 - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California

 

GOODBYE TO:

1536 - Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII, beheaded

1864 - Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

1994 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American 1st lady (1961-63), dies of cancer at 64

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