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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)

  • 1829
    The 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.
  • 1858
    Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.
  • 1891
    Pope Leo XIII defends workers’ rights and property rights in the encyclical Rerum Novarum, the beginning of modern Catholic social teaching.
  • 1911
    In Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, the United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an “unreasonable” monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be broken up.
  • 1935
    The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
  • 1940
    USS Sailfish (SS-192) recommissioned, originally the USS Squalus.
  • 1943
    Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).
  • 1974
    Ma'alot massacre: In an Arab terrorist attack and hostage taking at an Israeli school, a total of 31 people are killed, including 22 schoolchildren.
  • 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?

  • 1895
    Astrid Zachrison, Swedish supercentenarian (d. 2008)
  • 1911
    Max Frisch, Swiss author (d. 1991)
  • 1936
    Ralph Steadman, British cartoonist
  • 1940
    Don Nelson, American professional basketball coach
  • 1951
    Frank Wilczek, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1957
    Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque statesman
  • 1960
    Rhonda Burchmore, Australian Entertainer
  • 1969
    Emmitt Smith, American football player
  • 1985
    Cristiane, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986
    Adam Moffat, British football player

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