May 19

Washington state's Mount St. Helens erupted, 1980, killing 22 people and sending a cloud of volcanic ash hundreds of miles to the east.

An uprising by the Spanish army which began in Morocco moved to southern Spain, 1936. Gen. Francisco Franco led foreign legion troops into the country at Cadiz.

Malcolm Little, who became known as the black separatist leader Malcolm X, was born, 1925. He said, "You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or who says it."

Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, 1921. It limited yearly immigration from each country to three per cent of the total number of immigrants admitted to the U.S. in 1910.

California approved the state's Alien Land Act, 1913, which prevented people who were not eligible for citizenship from owning farm land. It affected Japanese and Korean people primarily, since the national quota for granting citizenship to Asian people was zero at the time. About ten other western states had similar laws.

Hailey, Idaho fired up its electric generating plant for the first time, 1887.

Cherry Creek, which runs through downtown Denver, flooded, 1864. The situation was unfortunate because many buildings had been put up in the creek bed, which had been dry for as long as settlers had been in the area.

Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island passed a law limiting the term of slavery allowed for men of any race to ten years, 1652.

Massachusetts Bay Colony, Plymouth Colony, and colonies in Connecticut agreed to form the United Colonies of New England, 1643. It was a mutual protection pact to guard against attacks by the Dutch, the French and the Indians.

Anne Boleyn, mother of Queen Elizabeth I, was beheaded at the order of her husband, King Henry VIII, 1536.

Thinking well is wise; planning well, wiser; doing well wisest and best of all. -- A Persian Proverb

A judicious silence is always better than the truth spoken without charity. -- St. Francis De Sales

James 1:27 (American Standard Version)

 To have pure religion and be undefiled before God the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

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