On This Day — May 15th


May 15th is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of the year.


Feast day of Saint Mo Chutu (Irish Catholicism); Nakba Day in Palestinian communities

1602 – English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold led the first recorded European expedition to visit Cape Cod in present-day Massachusetts.

1864 – American Civil War: A small Confederate force, which included cadets from the Virginia Military Institute, forced the Union Army out of the Shenandoah Valley.

1911 – Mexican Revolution: A force of Maderistas captured Torreón and proceeded to massacre 303 of the city’s Chinese residents.

1948 – The Australian cricket team, on tour in England, set a first-class world record that still stands by scoring 721 runs in a day against Essex.

1966 – Disapproving of his handling of the Buddhist Uprising, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Cao Kỳ ordered an attack on the forces of General Tôn Thất Đính and ousted him from the position.

Celebrity Birthdays

BBC Actress Nicola Walker turns 48

Actor David Krumholtz turns 40

Sopranos Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler turns 37

Tennis Player Andy Murray turns 31

Model Stella Maxwell turns 28


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