Today in history – May 19

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

1588 – The Spanish Armada, assembled to invade England, set sail from Lisbon.

1848 – Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day states to the United States for $15 million.

1962 – Actress Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of “Happy Birthday” for President John F. Kennedy during a fundraiser at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

1992 – The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.