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Wednesday May 15, 2019

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2019 was the 135th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 1618
    Johannes Kepler confirms his previously rejected discovery of the third law of planetary motion (he first discovered it on March 8 but soon rejected the idea after some initial calculations were made).
  • 1718
    James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world’s first machine gun.
  • 1791
    Maximilien Robespierre proposes the Self-denying Ordinance.
  • 1811
    Paraguay declares independence from Spain.
  • 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.
  • 1849
    Troops of the Two Sicilies take Palermo and crush the republican government of Sicily
  • 1943
    Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).
  • 1970
    President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals.
  • 1987
    The Soviet Union launches the Polyus prototype orbital weapons platform. It fails to reach orbit.
  • 2010
    Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1749
    Levi Lincoln, Sr., American statesman (d. 1820)
  • 1808
    Michael William Balfe, Irish composer of the opera The Bohemian Girl (d. 1870)
  • 1890
    Katherine Anne Porter, American author (d. 1980)
  • 1901
    Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1907
    Sukhdev Thapar, Indian revolutionary figure who fought for independence against the British colonialists (d. 1931)
  • 1948
    Yutaka Enatsu, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
  • 1959
    Andrew Eldritch, British singer and songwriter
  • 1969
    Asalah Nasri, Syrian singer
  • 1976
    Ryan Leaf, American football player
  • 1987
    Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player

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