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Friday May 15, 2020

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2020 was the 136th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 15 Historical Event(s)

  • 1567
    Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband.
  • 1791
    Maximilien Robespierre proposes the Self-denying Ordinance.
  • 1817
    Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of New Market, Virginia – students from the Virginia Military Institute fight alongside the Confederate Army to force Union General Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley.
  • 1934
    Kārlis Ulmanis establishes an authoritarian government in Latvia.
  • 1942
    World War II: in the United States, a bill creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.
  • 1943
    Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).
  • 1951
    The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
  • 1970
    Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green are killed at Jackson State University by police during student protests.
  • 1972
    The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1909
    Clara Solovera, Chilean folk musician (d. 1992)
  • 1914
    Norrie Paramor, British arranger, conductor (d. 1979)
  • 1943
    David Cronenberg, Canadian screenwriter and film director
  • 1952
    Chazz Palminteri, American actor, writer and director
  • 1960
    Rob Bowman, American film director
  • 1969
    Emmitt Smith, American football player
  • 1975
    Ray Lewis, American football player
  • 1986
    Adam Moffat, British football player
  • 1987
    Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player
  • 1995
    Ksenia Sitnik, Belarusian singer

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