May 15: Day of the Week
May 15, 2021 is the 135th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1567Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband.
- 1791Maximilien Robespierre proposes the Self-denying Ordinance.
- 1793Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for “about 360 meters”, at a height of 5-6 meters, during one of the first attempted .
- 1800George III of the United Kingdom survives an assassination attempt by James Hadfield, who is later acquitted by reason of insanity.
- 1817Opening 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.
- 1864American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.
- 1928Mickey Mouse premiered in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy
- 1942World War II: in the United States, a bill creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.
- 1943Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).
- 1997The 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.
Who were born on May 15?
- 1924Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
- 1945Lasse Berghagen, Swedish singer
- 1948Kathleen Sebelius, American politician and Obama Administration figure
- 1953George Brett, American baseball player
- 1956Dan Patrick, American sportscaster
- 1967John Smoltz, baseball player
- 1976Torraye Braggs, American basketball player
- 1981Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
- 1982Jessica Sutta, American dancer, singer and actress (Pussycat Dolls)
- 1990Jordan Eberle, Canadian hockey player
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