May 15: Day of the Week
May 15, 2019 was the 135th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1776American Revolution: the Virginia Convention instructs its Continental Congress delegation to propose a resolution of independence from Great Britain, paving the way for the United States Declaration of Independence.
- 1829The Aaronic Priesthood is restored to Joseph Smith Jr. and Oliver Cowdery, prior to the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- 1869Woman’s suffrage: in New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association.
- 1905Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded when 110 acre, in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.
- 1919Greek invasion of İzmir. During the invasion, the Greek army kills or wounds 350 Turks. Those responsible are punished by the Greek Commander Aristides Stergiades.
- 1928Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy
- 1940McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
- 1940World War II: After fierce fighting, the poorly trained and equipped Dutch troops surrender to Germany, marking the beginning of five years of occupation.
- 1957At Malden Island in the Pacific, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb in Operation Grapple. The device fails to detonate properly.
- 1970President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.
Who were born on May 15?
- 1854Ioannis Psycharis, Greek author and linguist (d. 1929)
- 1862Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian dramatist (d. 1931)
- 1891Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (d. 1971)
- 1907Sukhdev Thapar, Indian revolutionary figure who fought for independence against the British colonialists (d. 1931)
- 1925Roy Stewart, Jamacian-born British actor and fitness industry figure (d. 2008)
- 1931Ken Venturi, American golfer
- 1940Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer
- 1957Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque statesman
- 1975Ray Lewis, American football player
- 1984Sérgio Jimenez, Brazilian racing driver
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