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.
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)
- 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.
- 1793Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for “about 360 meters”, at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first attempted .
- 1796First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
- 1858Opening of the present Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.
- 1929A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123.
- 1932The May 15 Incident: in an attempted Coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
- 1936Amy Johnson arrives back in England after a record-breaking return flight to Cape Town
- 1987The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.
- 1991Edith Cresson becomes France’s first female prime minister.
Who were born on May 15?
- 1567(baptism) Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (d. 1643)
- 1786General Dimitris Plapoutas, Greek War of Independence figure (d. 1864)
- 1856L. Frank Baum, American author (d. 1919)
- 1911Max Frisch, Swiss author (d. 1991)
- 1914Turk Broda, Canadian hockey goaltender (d. 1972)
- 1926Anthony Shaffer, British playwright (d. 2001)
- 1959Luis Perez-Sala, Spanish racing driver
- 1975Peter Iwers, Swedish Musician
- 1976Ryan Leaf, American football player
- 1989Sunny (Lee Soon-kyu), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)
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