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This day in history

Today is Friday, May 19, the 139th day of 2017. There are 226 days left in the year.

Birthdays: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 83. TV personality David Hartman is 82. Actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) is 73. The Who singer-songwriter Pete Townshend is 72. Concert pianist David Helfgott is 70. Former NFL quarterback Archie Manning is 68. Singer-actress Grace Jones is 65. Former Celtics star Kevin Garnett is 41. Actor-comedian Michael Che is 34.

In 1536, Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after being convicted of adultery.

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In 1780, a mysterious darkness enveloped much of New England and part of Canada in the early afternoon.

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In 1927, the silent movie ‘‘Wings,’’ a World War I drama starring Clara Bow, had its world premiere in San Antonio, Texas, where it had been filmed. (“Wings’’ would win the first Academy Award for best picture.)

In 1935, T.E. Lawrence, also known as ‘‘Lawrence of Arabia,’’ died in Dorset, England, six days after being injured in a motorcycle crash.

In 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe sang ‘‘Happy Birthday to You’’ to President Kennedy during a Democratic fund-raiser at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

In 1967, the Soviet Union ratified a treaty banning nuclear and other weapons from outer space.

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In 1994, former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York at age 64.

Last year, an EgyptAir jetliner en route from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard swerved wildly in flight before crashing into the Mediterranean Sea; the cause has yet to be officially determined, although a bomb is suspected. Veteran ‘‘60 Minutes’’ correspondent Morley Safer died in New York at age 84.