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Friday May 15, 2020

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2020 is the 136th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1536
    Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, stands trial in London on charges of treason, adultery and incest. She is condemned to death by a specially-selected jury.
  • 1793
    Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for “about 360 meters”, at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first attempted .
  • 1800
    George III of the United Kingdom survives an assassination attempt by James Hadfield, who is later acquitted by reason of insanity.
  • 1817
    Opening 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.
  • 1858
    Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
  • 1904
    The Russian minelayer Amur laid a minefield about 15 miles off Port Arthur and sank Japan’s battleships Hatsuse, 15,000 tons, with 496 crew and “Yashima”.
  • 1942
    World War II: in the United States, a bill creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.
  • 1957
    At Malden Island in the Pacific, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb in Operation Grapple. The device fails to detonate properly.
  • 1966
    After a policy dispute, Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky of South Vietnam’s ruling junta launches a military attack on the forces of General Ton That Dinh, forcing him to abandon his command.
  • 1972
    The island of Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1854
    Ioannis Psycharis, Greek author and linguist (d. 1929)
  • 1926
    Peter Shaffer, British playwright
  • 1931
    Ken Venturi, American golfer
  • 1945
    Duarte Pio, Duke of Braganza, Portuguese noble
  • 1948
    Yutaka Enatsu, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
  • 1961
    Katrin Cartlidge, British actress (d. 2002)
  • 1978
    Amy Chow, American gymnast
  • 1979
    Chris Masoe, New Zealander rugby player
  • 1982
    Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (Pussycat Dolls)
  • 1982
    Tatsuya Fujiwara, Japanese actor

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