Sunday 19 May 2013
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уже прошло 19 May
1588 : The Invincible Armada left Lisbon
On May 19, 1588, the Invincible Armada, Spanish fleet of 130 ships and 30,000 men, set sail from Lisbon to the Netherlands in order to invade England to take control of the English Channel. The Armada never reached the English coast : it was largely destroyed by outnumbered British forces and had to sail back to Spain.
1935 : Death of Lawrence of Arabia
On May 19, 1935, TE Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia, died from a motorcycle accident.
He became famous as the liaison officer of the British army in the Arab army in rebellion against the Turkish occupying forces during the war between the Ottoman Empire and England.
1962 : Rendition of Happy Birthday by Marilyn Monroe
On May 19, 1962, Marilyn Monroe interprets Happy Birthday for President Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in New York at a charity event, 10 days before the actual birthday of the president.
The flesh colored dress, sewn on the star, worn that night , was sold to 1.26 million at an auction in 1999.
1974 : Election of Valery Giscard d'Estaing
On May 19 1974, Valery Giscard d'Estaing was elected President of the French Republic with 50.81% of the vote, defeating Francois Mitterrand.
1986 : SADF Raids
On May 19, 1986, Troops of the South African Defence Force launched raids against anti-apartheid bases of ANC in Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, countries constituting the bases of the struggle against the South African government. Nevertheless, sanctions of the international community becoming stronger, the South African government had to abandon its apartheid regime in the early 90s.
Цитата дня : 19 May
I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
Дни рождения : 19 May
|Nellie Melba, Australian soprano (1861)|
|Mohammad Mosaddegh, Prime Minister of Iran (1882)|
|Ho Chi Minh, Vietnamese politician (1890)|
|Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (1908)|
|Max Perutz, British molecular biologist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1914)|
|Wu Qingyuan (Go Seigen), Game of Go prodigy from China (1914)|
|Daniel Gйlin, French actor (1921)|
|Malcolm X, American human rights activist (1925)|
|Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator, organizer of genocide (1925)|
|James Fox, English actor (1939)|
|Dick Scobee, American astronaut (1939)|
|Nora Ephron, American director and screenwriter (1941)|
|Gary Kildall, American computer scientist (1942)|
|Michele Placido, Italian actor (1946)|
|Grace Jones, Jamaican singer and actress (1948)|
|Jean-Pierre Haignerй, French astronaut (1948)|
|Dusty Hill, American musician (ZZ Top) (1949)|
|James Gosling, Canadian software developer (father of Java) (1955)|
|Sophie Davant, French television host (1963)|
|Natalie Dessay, French soprano singer (1965)|
|Polly Walker, English actress (1966)|
|Kyle Eastwood, American jazz musician (1968)|
|Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (1972)|
|Diego Forlбn, Uruguayan footballer (1979)|
Ils nous ont quittй un 19 May
|Anne Boleyn, 2nd wife of Henry VIII of England (1536)|
|Charles Montagu, English poet and politician (1715)|
|Josiah Bartlett, Politician from New Hampshire and signatory of the Declaration of Independence of the U.S. (1795)|
|Josй Martн, Cuban national hero (1895)|
|William Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1898)|
|Ronald Colman, English actor (1958)|
|Jean Rey, Belgian lawyer, 2nd president of the European Commission (1983)|
|Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States and Greek shipping magnate's wife (1994)|
|Robert F. Furchgott, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (2009)|
Шутка дня : 19 May
Protocol to talk to an emperor
If you still intend to visit Japan, you may find yourself invited, you never know, by the Emperor of Japan.
In this case, it is a good thing to respect the cultural practices of the country.
Firstly, you should avoid arriving wearing flip-flop and shorts : you could shock the staff and they may throw you out. You must instead dress as it is indicated in the invitation.
Once in the presence of the emperor, you will need to bow from your waist and not rush on him to shake his hand and hit him in the back.
You should not speak until he had spoken to you. To address him, do not call him by his firstname : you have to call him Your Imperial Majesty.
If you do not know what to say, do not ask him for news of his family. Instead, you may talk about the event that has brought you in front of him, for example.
Try to follow these guidelines if you do not want to cause a diplomatic incident that could endanger our supply in electronic components.