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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1525
    The battle of Frankenhausen ends the German Peasants’ War.
  • 1800
    George III of the United Kingdom survives an assassination attempt by James Hadfield, who is later acquitted by reason of insanity.
  • 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.
  • 1869
    Woman’s suffrage: in New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association.
  • 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”.
  • 1945
    World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1905
    Joseph Cotten, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1910
    Constance Cummings, British actress (d. 2005)
  • 1911
    Max Frisch, Swiss author (d. 1991)
  • 1912
    Arthur Berger, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    John Lanchbery, British composer (d. 2003)
  • 1925
    Roy Stewart, Jamacian-born British actor and fitness industry figure (d. 2008)
  • 1938
    Diane Nash, American Civil Rights Movement figure
  • 1959
    Kaokor Galaxy, Thai boxer
  • 1959
    Khaosai Galaxy, Thai boxer
  • 1962
    Lisa Curry-Kenny, Australian Ironwoman

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