May 15: Day of the Week
May 15, 2018 was the 135th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 392Emperor Valentinian II is assassinated while advancing into Gaul against the Frankish usurper Arbogast. He is found hanging in his residence at Vienne.
- 1252Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.
- 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.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.
- 1869Woman’s suffrage: in New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association.
- 1919The Winnipeg General Strike begins. By 11:00 am, almost the whole working population of Winnipeg, Manitoba had walked off the job.
- 1935The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
- 1945World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
- 1969People’s Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot called Bloody Thursday.
- 2010Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.
Who were born on May 15?
- 1854Ioannis Psycharis, Greek author and linguist (d. 1929)
- 1862Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian dramatist (d. 1931)
- 1905Abraham Zapruder, American businessman and John F. Kennedy assassination figure (d. 1970)
- 1918Eddy Arnold, American country music singer (d. 2008)
- 1924Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
- 1944Bill Alter, American politician
- 1952Chazz Palminteri, American actor, writer and director
- 1953Mike Oldfield, British composer
- 1985Tania Cagnotto, Italian diver
- 1986Adam Moffat, British football player
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