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Wednesday May 15, 2019

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2019 is the 135th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2019

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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)

  • 1776
    American 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.
  • 1793
    Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for “about 360 meters”, at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first attempted .
  • 1796
    First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
  • 1858
    Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.
  • 1929
    A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123.
  • 1932
    The May 15 Incident: in an attempted Coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
  • 1936
    Amy Johnson arrives back in England after a record-breaking return flight to Cape Town
  • 1987
    The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.
  • 1991
    Edith Cresson becomes France’s first female prime minister.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1567
    (baptism) Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (d. 1643)
  • 1786
    General Dimitris Plapoutas, Greek War of Independence figure (d. 1864)
  • 1856
    L. Frank Baum, American author (d. 1919)
  • 1911
    Max Frisch, Swiss author (d. 1991)
  • 1914
    Turk Broda, Canadian hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
  • 1926
    Anthony Shaffer, British playwright (d. 2001)
  • 1959
    Luis Perez-Sala, Spanish racing driver
  • 1975
    Peter Iwers, Swedish Musician
  • 1976
    Ryan Leaf, American football player
  • 1989
    Sunny (Lee Soon-kyu), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)

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