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Friday May 15, 2020

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2020 is the 136th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 392
    Emperor Valentinian II is assassinated while advancing into Gaul against the Frankish usurper Arbogast. He is found hanging in his residence at Vienne.
  • 1602
    Bartholomew Gosnold becomes the first European to see Cape Cod.
  • 1849
    Troops of the Two Sicilies take Palermo and crush the republican government of Sicily
  • 1869
    Woman’s suffrage: in New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association.
  • 1940
    McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
  • 1940
    World War II: After fierce fighting, the poorly trained and equipped Dutch troops surrender to Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.
  • 1966
    After a policy dispute, Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam’s ruling junta launches a military attack on the forces of General Ton That Dinh, forcing him to abandon his command.
  • 1972
    In Laurel, Maryland, Arthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama Governor George Wallace while he is campaigning to be become President.
  • 1987
    The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.
  • 2008
    California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1767
    Ezekiel Hart, Canadian entrepreneur and politician (d. 1843)
  • 1901
    Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1909
    Clara Solovera, Chilean folk musician (d. 1992)
  • 1915
    Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1945
    Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer
  • 1946
    Aly Bain, Shetland fiddle player
  • 1948
    Brian Eno, British musician and record producer
  • 1959
    Andrew Eldritch, British singer and songwriter
  • 1960
    Rob Bowman, American film director
  • 1987
    Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player

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