May 15: Day of the Week
May 15, 2022 is the 135th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1602Bartholomew Gosnold becomes the first European to see Cape Cod.
- 1618Johannes 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).
- 1701The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
- 1800George III of the United Kingdom survives an assassination attempt by James Hadfield, who is later acquitted by reason of insanity.
- 1862President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It is later renamed the United States Department of Agriculture.
- 1905Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded when 110 acre, in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.
- 1911In Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, the United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an “unreasonable” monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be broken up.
- 1932The May 15 Incident: in an attempted Coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.
- 1957At Malden Island in the Pacific, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb in Operation Grapple. The device fails to detonate properly.
- 1958The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3.
Who were born on May 15?
- 1817Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
- 1911Herta Oberheuser, Nazi doctor (d. 1978)
- 1915Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
- 1918Eddy Arnold, American country music singer (d. 2008)
- 1936Paul Zindel, American writer (d. 2003)
- 1954Robert P. Harrison, American thinker
- 1970Frank de Boer, Dutch football player
- 1970Martin Rossiter, British Musician
- 1980Josh Beckett, American baseball player
- 1986Adam Moffat, British football player
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