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Tuesday May 15, 2018

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2018 was the 135th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 392
    Emperor Valentinian II is assassinated while advancing into Gaul against the Frankish usurper Arbogast. He is found hanging in his residence at Vienne.
  • 1252
    Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.
  • 1869
    Woman’s suffrage: in New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association.
  • 1919
    The Winnipeg General Strike begins. By 11:00 am, almost the whole working population of Winnipeg, Manitoba had walked off the job.
  • 1935
    The Moscow Metro is opened to public.
  • 1945
    World War II: The final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia.
  • 1969
    People’s Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot called Bloody Thursday.
  • 2010
    Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1854
    Ioannis Psycharis, Greek author and linguist (d. 1929)
  • 1862
    Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian dramatist (d. 1931)
  • 1905
    Abraham Zapruder, American businessman and John F. Kennedy assassination figure (d. 1970)
  • 1918
    Eddy Arnold, American country music singer (d. 2008)
  • 1924
    Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • 1944
    Bill Alter, American politician
  • 1952
    Chazz Palminteri, American actor, writer and director
  • 1953
    Mike Oldfield, British composer
  • 1985
    Tania Cagnotto, Italian diver
  • 1986
    Adam Moffat, British football player

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