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What happened on 15 May?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 15 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 15 MAY

2013 | The escalating violence in Iraq left more than 389 people dead in three days.

2010 | Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail without stop and without help around the world

2008 | California became the second U.S. state after Massachusetts 2004 legalized same-sex marriage after the state’s own Supreme Court ruled a previous ban unconstitutional.

2004 | Arsenal F.C. ended the entire Premier League season unbeaten, Preston North End F.C with the right to claim the title “The Invincibles”.

1997 | The US government acknowledged the existence of a “Secret War” in Laos and dedicated the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other veterans of the “Secret War”.

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1991 | ÿdith Cresson became France’s first female Prime Minister on this day.

BIRTHDAYS

1965 | Brazilian singer-songwriter, and guitarist, André Abujamra.

1912 | American composer and educator, Arthur Berger, died in 2003.

1981 | American actress and singer, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

1922 | Russian historian, and ethnographer, Sigurd Ottovich Schmidt, died on 22nd May 2013.

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ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1991 | German race car driver, Fritz Riess, 69.

2008 | American composer and conductor, Alexander Courage, 89.

1994 | American actor, Gilbert Roland, 89.

1982 | American race car driver, Gordon Smiley, 36.

2008 | American illustrator, Will Elder, 87.

SPORTS

1963 | Spurs were the first English club to win the European competition when they beat Atletico Madrid 5-1 in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final in Rotterdam on this day

ENTERTAINMENT

2020 | In the United States, for the first time Blood and Money” was released on this day.

AFRICA FACT

Burkina Faso’s national anthem was written by Thomas Sankara who ruled  Burkina Faso for four years from 1983.

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