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Events and People Who Made History on May 15

8th Century

756 - Abd-al-Rahman I becomes emir of Cordova Spain

9th Century

884 - Marinus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

11th Century

1004 - Henry II the Saint crowned king of Italy

13th Century

1213 - English king John names Stephen Langton Archbishop of Canterbury
1248 - Archbishop Konrad vs. Hochstaden lays cornerstone for Koln cathedral

15th Century

1492 - Cheese and Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kills 232 Alkmaarse

16th Century

1525 - German boer army surrounded/slaughters 5,000; ends Boer war
1536 - Anna Boleyn and Lord Rochford accused of adultery/incest
1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
1572 - Louis van Nassau and huguenots occupy Valenciennes

17th Century

1602 - Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold
1610 - Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king
1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law
1625 - 16 rebellious farmers hanged in Vocklamarkt Upper-Austria
1648 - Treaty of Munster: Spain and Netherlands ratified
1665 - Pope Alexander VII convicts Jansenisme
1672 - 1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts

18th Century

1702 - War of Spanish Succession, 1st American conflict between England and France
1718 - James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world's 1st machine gun
1730 - Robert Walpole becomes England 1st prime minister (was: chief min)
1796 - France and Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
1796 - French troops occupy Milan

19th Century

1800 - King George III survives a 2nd assassination attempt
1800 - Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles
1817 - Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority, under T Matulesia
1829 - Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith
1836 - Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse
1849 - Philadelphia Turngemeinde founded
1851 - Rama IV, Phra Chomklao Chaoyuhua, king of Thailand 1851 - 1868, crowned
1856 - 2nd San Francisco Vigilance Committee organized
1858 - Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden London
1862 - Battle of Drewry's Bluff (Ft. Darling), Virginia
1862 - Confederate cruiser The Alabama runs aground near London
1862 - Department of Agriculture created
1862 - General Benjamin F Butler delegates "Woman Order" of NO to be his whores
1862 - Union Grounds, Brooklyn, 1st baseball enclosure, opens
1864 - Battle of New Market, Virginia
1864 - Skirmish at Marksville (Avoyelles) (Red River Campaign)
1868 - Dutch Government of Zuylen van Nijevelt falls
1869 - National Woman Suffrage Association forms
1876 - 2nd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Swim aboard Vagrant wins in 2:38
1882 - May Laws-Czar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
1883 - Italy signs military treaty with Austria-Hungary and Germany
1885 - Canadian Meti insurgent Louis Reil captured, Saskatchewan
1891 - British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms
1891 - Jules Massenets opera "Griselde," premieres in Paris
1891 - Operations begin at Philips and Co in Holland
1891 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Rerum novarum
1894 - 20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41
1896 - Tornado kills 78 in Texas

20th Century

1902 - Lyman Gilmore is 1st person to fly a powered craft
1902 - Portugal bankrupt by revolt in Angola
1905 - Las Vegas, Nevada founded
1905 - Pierre de Brazza reaches Leopoldville
1906 - New York Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
1911 - British house of commons accept Parliament Bill
1911 - Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, incorporates
1911 - Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil with the Sherman Antitrust Act
1912 - 37th Preakness: Clarnence Turner on Colonel Holloway wins in 1:56.6
1912 - Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a New York Highlander game and is suspended
1914 - Henri Rabauds opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire," premieres in Paris
1916 - Asiago Italy falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front
1918 - 1st airmail postal service (New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.)
1918 - 1st regular airmail service (between New York and Washington) inaugurated
1918 - 43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6
1918 - 44th Preakness: Charles Peak aboard Jack Hare, Jr. wins in 1:53.4
1918 - Greeks troops lands at Smyrna
1918 - Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game
1919 - Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0
1920 - Soccer team ADO '20 forms in Heemskerk
1923 - Cooperation of Dutch Molen forms
1926 - 52nd Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson on Bubbling Over wins in 2:03.8
1926 - British general strike ends, but mine workers go on strike
1928 - Mickey Mouse made his 1st appearance
1929 - Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
1930 - Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (San Francisco to Cheyenne)
1931 - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quadragesimo anno
1933 - 1st voice amplification system to be used in U.S. Senate
1934 - Department of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive
1934 - Karlis Ulmanis names himself fascist dictator of Latvia
1935 - Pirates beat Phillies 20-5
1936 - Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon England from South Africa in record 4d16h
1937 - 63rd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4
1938 - Paul-Henri Spak forms red coalition of Belgium
1940 - 1st nylon stockings sold in U.S.
1940 - 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300
1940 - German armour division moves into Northern France
1940 - German troops occupy Amsterdam, General Winkelman surrenders
1940 - Nazi's capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)
1940 - Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris
1941 - 1st British turbojet flies
1941 - British attack Halfaya-pass and Fort Capuzzo in Egypt and Libya
1941 - Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yankees lose 13-1
1941 - Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid Jewish music
1942 - Gasoline 1st rationed in U.S. (17 Eastern States)
1942 - Nazi occupiers in Netherlands arrests 2,000 Dutch officers
1943 - Halifax bombers sinks U-463
1943 - Warsaw ghetto uprising ends, in it's destruction
1944 - 14,000 Jews of Munkacs Hungary deported to Auschwitz
1944 - Cincinnati Red Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0
1944 - Eisenhower, Montgomery, Churchill and George VI discuss D-Day plan
1944 - Sergei Aleksi becomes guardian of Patriarch Throne
1948 - 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
1948 - 74th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Citation wins in 2:02.4
1948 - Australia scores 721 runs in one day vs. Essex, world record
1948 - Bradman scores 187 Australia vs. Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five
1948 - Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabian troops attack Israel
1952 - Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington Senators, 1-0
1952 - Johnny Longden becomes 2nd jockey to ride 4,000 winners
1953 - Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Joe Walcott in Chicago
1953 - Osip Zadkines monument to "The destroyed city" unveiled in Rotterdam
1953 - Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 1 for heavywgt boxing title
1954 - KGLO (now KIMT) TV channel 3 in Mason City, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1955 - Austrian state treaty signed making Austria independent again
1955 - Building of space travel center at Baikonur Kazachstan begins
1955 - KPUA (now KGMD) TV channel 9 in Hilo, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1955 - Vienna Treaty: Brit, France, U.S. and U.S.S.R. restores Austria's independence
1957 - 18,000 people at Madison Square Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade
1957 - 1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)
1958 - U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik III
1959 - 100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst and Williams Teams reenact the original contest
1960 - Chicago Cub Don Cardwell no-hits St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0
1960 - Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad
1960 - KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 - Sputnik 4 launched into Earth orbit; later recovery failed
1961 - 36 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1961 - "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19
1961 - Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra
1962 - U.S. Marines arrive in Laos
1963 - Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched
1963 - Peter, Paul and Mary win their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer)
1963 - Tottenham Hotspur wins 3rd Europe Cup II at Rotterdam
1964 - Sporting Portugal wins 4th Europe Cup II at Antwerp
1964 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 - 91st Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2
1965 - Canadian Football Players Association organizes
1965 - Igor Vodic beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1966 - 1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex vs. Somerset
1966 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Invitational
1966 - South Vietnamese army battle Buddhists, about 80 die
1967 - Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1967 - Paul McCartney meets his future wife Linda Eastman
1968 - 1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 California win against Chicago
1968 - A tornado strikes Jonesboro Arkansas at 10 PM, killing 36
1968 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host
1968 - "Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival
1969 - Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court
1970 - Beatles' last LP, "Let It Be," is released in US
1970 - Elizabeth Hoisington and Anna Mae Mays named 1st female U.S. generals
1970 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1970 - Mississippi Highway Patrol kills 2 at Jackson State College
1970 - South Africa excluded from Olympic play
1971 - "70, Girls, 70" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 35 performances
1971 - 97th Preakness: Gustavo Avila aboard Canonero II wins in 1:54
1971 - Radio Nordsee International's ship bombed
1972 - Assassination attempt on governor George Wallace of Alabama
1972 - Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims. (Minia Egypt)
1972 - George Wallace shot and left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Maryland
1972 - "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 6 performances
1972 - Ryukyu Is and Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 years of U.S. control
1973 - California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats Kansas City Royals, 3-0
1974 - Mail truck terrorists take school in Maalot, 30 killed
1974 - Walter Scheel succeeds Heinemann as president
1975 - 11th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 9-4
1975 - Emmy 2nd Daytime Award and Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
1976 - 102nd Preakness: John Lively aboard Elocutionist wins in 1:55
1976 - Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1976 - Fonz Song by Heyettes hits #91
1976 - Kentucky Moonrunner by Cledus Maggard hits #85
1977 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1980 - 1st trans-U.S. balloon crossing
1980 - Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs
1980 - Shawn Weatherly, (South Carolina (will win Miss Universe), crowned 29th Miss USA
1981 - 2nd City TV's (SCTV) network premier (NBC)
1981 - George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in the United Kingdom
1981 - "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs
1981 - Len Barker of Cleveland pitches perfect game vs Toronto
1981 - SCTV Network 90, sequel to Second City Television debut on NBC
1981 - Soyuz 40 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Rumanian) to Salyut 6
1982 - 108th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4
1983 - Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1983 - Madison Hotel (Boston) destroyed by implosion
1985 - Everton wins 25th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam
1986 - Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years
1987 - 1st Energiya Launch (U.S.S.R.)
1987 - Record archery score for a pair over 24 hours, is set
1988 - 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams and Tracey Ullman
1988 - "Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater New York City after 5 performances
1988 - "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 61 performances
1988 - Moscow began withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghanistan
1988 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1989 - Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams and replace him with Cito Gaston
1989 - "Chu Chem" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 44 performances
1989 - Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers
1989 - Soviet President Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs
1989 - U.S. Basketball League cancels its summer schedule
1990 - "Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater New York City for 56 performances
1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,822.45
1990 - Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period
1990 - Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe
1990 - "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent Van Gogh sold for $825 million
1991 - Defense releases docs claiming Noriega is "CIA's man in Panama"
1991 - Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier
1991 - Manchester United wins 31th Europe Cup II at Rotterdam
1991 - Nepal premier Bhattarai resigns
1991 - President Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game
1991 - Red Sox and White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)
1992 - Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
1992 - New York department store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores
1992 - Part of Cruger Avenue in Bronx renamed Regis Philbin Avenue
1993 - 119th Preakness: Mike Smith aboard Prairie Bayou wins in 1:56.6
1993 - Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas opens
1993 - Jane Seymour and James Kesch, Marriage
1993 - Montreal Expo retires their 1st #, #10 for Rusty Staub
1994 - 40th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies
1995 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1997 - ABC News and Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com
1997 - STS-84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission
1999 - 125th Preakness


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