19 May 1863
On this date in 1863...
Federal General Ulysses Grant attempted unsuccessfully to storm the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
- 1795 - Johns Hopkins, founder of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, was born at Anne Arundel, Maryland.
- 1865 - The C.S.S. Stonewall lowered its Confederate banner while anchored off Cuba.
- 1988 - Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, was convicted in a Florida court of smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into the U.S.
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