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May, 15: Historical Events

Chronological list of historical events for May, 15

0756 : Abd-al-Rahman I becomes emir of Cordova Spain

0884 : Marinus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1004 : Henry II the Saint crowned king of Italy

1213 : English king John names Stephen Langton Archbishop of Canterbury

1248 : Archbishop Konrad v Hochstaden lays cornerstone for K”ln cathedral

1492 : Cheese & Bread rebellion: German mercenaries kills 232 Alkmaarse

1525 : German boer army surrounded/slaughters 5,000; ends Boer war

1536 : Anna Boleyn & Lord Rochford accused of adultery/incest

1567 : Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell

1572 : Louis van Nassau & huguenots occupy Valenciennes

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 V”cklamarkt Upper-Austria

1648 : Treaty of Mnster: Spain & Netherlands ratified

1665 : Pope Alexander VII convicts Jansenisme

1672 : 1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts

1702 : War of Spanish Succession, 1st Amer conflict between England & 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 & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris

1796 : French troops occupy Milan

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 Thai (1851-68), crowned

1856 : 2nd SF Vigilance Committee organized

1858 : Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden London

1862 : -May 17] Battle of Princeton WV

1862 : Battle of Drewry's Bluff (Ft Darling), Virginia

1862 : Confederate cruiser The Alabama runs aground near London

1862 : Department of Agriculture created

1862 : Gen 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 Govt of Zuylen van Nijevelt falls

1869 : National Woman Suffrage Assn 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 & Germany

1885 : Canadian M‚ti 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 & 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

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 : NY 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 (Sherman Antitrust Act)

1912 : 37th Preakness: Clarnence Turner on Colonel Holloway wins in 1:56.6

1912 : Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended

1914 : Henri Rabauds opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire," premieres in Paris

1915 : A T & T becomes 1st corporation to have 1 million stockholders

1916 : Asiago Italy falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front

1918 : 1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila & Wash DC)

1918 : 1st regular airmail service (between NY & Wash) 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 : Bkln 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 (Cleve Ohio)

1930 : Ellen Church becomes 1st airline stewardess, United (SF to Cheyenne)

1931 : Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quadragesimo anno

1933 : 1st voice amplification system to be used in US Senate

1934 : Dept 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 S Afr 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 US

1940 : 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300

1940 : German armour division moves into Northern France

1940 : German troops occupy Amsterdam, Gen Winkelman surrenders

1940 : Nazi's capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)

1940 : Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (US)

1940 : Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris

1941 : 1st British turbojet flies

1941 : British attack Halfaya-pass & Fort Capuzzo in Egypt & Libya

1941 : Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1

1941 : Nazi occupiers in Neth forbid Jewish music

1942 : Gasoline 1st rationed in US (17 Eastern States)

1942 : Nazi occupiers in Neth 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 & 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 v Essex, world record

1948 : Bradman scores 187 Aust v Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five

1948 : Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq & Saudi-Arabia troops attack Israel

1951 : AT&T is 1st US company to have one million stockholders

1952 : Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Wash 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 : US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

1955 : Vienna Treaty: Brit, France, US & USSR restores Austria's independence

1957 : 18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade

1957 : 1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)

1958 : USSR launches Sputnik III

1959 : 100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst & Williams Teams reenact the original contest

1960 : Chic Cub Don Cardwell no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0

1960 : Dmitri Shostakovitch'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

1960 : Taxes took 25% of earnings in US

1961 : "Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19

1961 : 36 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1961 : Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra

1962 : US marines arrive in Laos

1963 : Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched

1963 : Peter, Paul & 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 : US 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 v 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 : "Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival

1968 : 1st AL game played in Milwaukee, is a 4-2 Calif win against Chicago

1968 : A tornado strikes Jonesboro Arkansas at 10 PM, killing 36

1968 : Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host

1969 : Associate Justice Abe Fortas resigns from Supreme Court

1970 : Beatles' last LP, "Let It Be," is released in US

1970 : Elizabeth Hoisington & Anna Mae Mays named 1st female US 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 NYC after 35 performances

1971 : 97th Preakness: Gustavo Avila aboard Canonero II wins in 1:54

1971 : Radio Nordsee International's ship bombed

1972 : "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 6 performances

1972 : Bus plunges into Nile River killing 50 pilgrims. (Minia Egypt)

1972 : George Wallace shot & left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer in Laurel, Md

1972 : Ryukyu Is & Daito Is returned to Japan after 27 yrs of US control

1973 : Calif Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0

1974 : Mail truck terrorists take school in Ma„lot, 30 killed

1974 : Walter Scheel succeeds Heinemann as president

1975 : 11th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 9-4

1975 : Emmy 2nd Daytime Award & Emmy News & 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-US balloon crossing

1980 : Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs

1980 : Shawn Weatherly, (SC (will win Miss Universe), crowned 29th Miss USA

1981 : "Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" airs

1981 : 2nd City TV's (SCTV) network premier (NBC)

1981 : George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago" in UK

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 (USSR)

1987 : Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set

1988 : "Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances

1988 : "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 perfs

1988 : 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

1988 : Moscow began withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghanistan

1988 : Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

1988 : Soviets begin withdrawal from Afghanistan

1989 : "Chu Chem" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 44 performances

1989 : Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston

1989 : Soviet Pres Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs

1989 : US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule

1989 : Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers

1990 : "Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 56 perfs

1990 : "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent Van Gogh sold for $825 million

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

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 : Pres Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Balt Oriole game

1991 : Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)

1992 : Colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy

1992 : NY dept 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 TX opens

1993 : Jane Seymour & 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 PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC

1997 : ABC News & Starwave Corp launch ABCNEWS.com

1997 : STS 84 (Atlantis 19), launches, 6th Shuttle-Mir Mission

1999 : 125th Preakness

 
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