On this day – 19th May



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

1643   Delegates from four New England colonies met in Boston to form a confederation.
1906   The 19 km long Simplon Tunnel linking Italy and Switzerland through the Alps is officially opened.
1926   Thomas Edison spoke on the radio for the first time.
1967   U.S. planes bombed Hanoi for the first time.
2000   The bones of the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton went on display in Chicago.