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Friday May 15, 2020

May 15: Day of the Week

May 15, 2020 was the 136th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 230 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 1567
    Mary, Queen of Scots, marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband.
  • 1648
    The Treaty of Westphalia signed.
  • 1701
    The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
  • 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.
  • 1792
    War of the First Coalition: France declares war on Kingdom of Sardinia.
  • 1817
    Opening 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.
  • 1905
    Las Vegas, Nevada, is founded when 110 acre, in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.
  • 1929
    A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123.
  • 1934
    Kārlis Ulmanis establishes an authoritarian government in Latvia.
  • 1940
    USS Sailfish (SS-192) recommissioned, originally the USS Squalus.

Who were born on May 15?

  • 1892
    Jimmy Wilde, Welsh boxer (d. 1969)
  • 1903
    Maria Reiche, German mathematician and archaeologist (d. 1998)
  • 1924
    Maria Koepcke, German ornithologist (d. 1971)
  • 1944
    Ulrich Beck, German sociologist
  • 1948
    Yutaka Enatsu, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
  • 1950
    Nicholas Hammond, American actor
  • 1957
    Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque statesman
  • 1965
    André Abujamra, Brazilian film score composer
  • 1974
    Shiney Ahuja, Indian actor
  • 1976
    Tyler Walker, American baseball player

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