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Wednesday May 15, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1602
    Bartholomew Gosnold becomes the first European to see Cape Cod.
  • 1791
    Maximilien Robespierre proposes the Self-denying Ordinance.
  • 1796
    First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
  • 1849
    Troops of the Two Sicilies take Palermo and crush the republican government of Sicily
  • 1862
    President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It is later renamed the United States Department of Agriculture.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Following the demise of the British Mandate of Palestine, Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia invade Israel thus starting the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
  • 1951
    The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
  • 1997
    The United States government acknowledges the existence of the “Secret War” in Laos and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other “Secret War” veterans.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1915
    Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Johnny Walker, Indian actor (d. 2003)
  • 1931
    Ken Venturi, American golfer
  • 1940
    Roger Ailes, American businessman
  • 1942
    Jusuf Kalla, Indonesian politician
  • 1956
    Andreas Loverdos, Greek lawyer and politician
  • 1967
    John Smoltz, baseball player
  • 1974
    Vassilis Kikilias, Greek basketball player
  • 1984
    Sérgio Jimenez, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1990
    Jordan Eberle, Canadian hockey player

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