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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1567Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband.
- 1648The Treaty of Westphalia signed.
- 1701The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
- 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.
- 1792War of the First Coalition: France declares war on Kingdom of Sardinia.
- 1817Opening 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.
- 1905Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded when 110 acre, in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.
- 1929A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123.
- 1934Kārlis Ulmanis establishes an authoritarian government in Latvia.
- 1940USS Sailfish (SS-192) recommissioned, originally the USS Squalus.
Who were born on May 15?
- 1892Jimmy Wilde, Welsh boxer (d. 1969)
- 1903Maria Reiche, German mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
- 1924Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
- 1944Ulrich Beck, German sociologist
- 1948Yutaka Enatsu, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
- 1950Nicholas Hammond, American actor
- 1957Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque statesman
- 1965André Abujamra, Brazilian film score composer
- 1974Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
- 1976Tyler Walker, American baseball player
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