May 15th-This Day In History

May 15 is the 135th day of the year. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

+ 1851 – The first Australian gold rush is proclaimed, although the discovery had been made three months earlier.

+ 1862 – President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It is later renamed the United States Department of Agriculture.

+ 1905 – Las Vegas is founded when 110 acres (0.45 km2), in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off

+ 1928 – Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy".

+ 1940 – McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California

+ 1941 – Joe DiMaggio begins a 56-game hitting streak.

+ 1970 – President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army generals.

+ 1972 – In Laurel, Maryland, Arthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama Governor George Wallace while he is campaigning to become President.

( Births )

+ 1918 – Eddy Arnold, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2008)

+ 1953 – George Brett, American baseball player and coach

+ 1957 – Kevin Von Erich, American football player and wrestler

+ 1967 – John Smoltz, American baseball player and sportscaster

+ 1969 – Emmitt Smith, American football player and sportscaster

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