On May 19, 1948, Mexico ratified the Treaty
of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The treaty ended the
Mexican-American War, and ceded roughly half of Mexico's territory
to the United States.
Learn more about the Mexican-American War from the U.S. Library of Congress.
St. Ives, Paris student of the civil law, advocate
of the poor, and patron saint of lawyers died on May 19, 1303.
Learn more about St. Ives in the Catholic Encyclopedia.