May 15

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The May 15 is the 135th day of the Gregorian calendar (the 136th in leap years ), thus remain still 230 days until the end of the year. Even the Roman and the Julian calendar to know May 15 (or Maius ). Dates prior to the Gregorian calendar reform are usually given in the Julian calendar.

Historic anniversaries
April · May · June
1 2 3 4th 5 6th 7th
8th 9 10 11 12 13 14th
15th 16 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
22nd 23 24 25th 26th 27 28
29 30th 31

Events

Politics and world events

392: Valentinian II.
1403: Battle of Vögelinsegg
1536: Anne Boleyn
1567: Maria Stuart
1648: The Peace of Münster
1860: Battle of Calatafimi
1862: Drewry's Bluff
1926: Józef Piłsudski
1934: Kārlis Ulmanis
1948: War in Israel
1955: The signatures of the State Treaty
1974: Walter Scheel
1975: US frigate Harold E. Holt and the SS Mayaguez

economy

  • 1718 : The London attorney James Puckle receives a patent on the machine gun he invented . There is little interest in the puckle gun .
  • 1878 : The Tokyo Stock Exchange is founded. Trading starts on June 1st. The Tokyo Stock Exchange is now the only stock exchange in Japan and the second largest in the world.
1911: Standard Oil Refinery
1928:
Rheingold 1st class saloon car

science and technology

1618: Johannes Kepler
  • 1618 : Johannes Kepler discovers the third of the laws about planetary motion named after him . According to this, the ratio of the third power of the semi-major axis of the orbital ellipse of a planet , d , to the square of its orbital period is always invariable: d 3T 2 is the same for all planets.
  • 1836 : The English astronomer Francis Baily observes from Roxburghshire for the first time the pearl-string phenomenon caused by the unevenness of the moon's surface during a solar eclipse . Shortly before and after totality, the sun shines through the valleys between the mountains of the moon, making "pearls of light" visible shortly before and after the total phase.
  • 1890 : The Reichenhall hydroelectric power plant is the first AC power plant in Germany to go into operation.
1958: Sputnik 3
1963: Faith 7

Culture

1501: Frontispiece of the Harmonice Musices
1863: Edouard Manet's breakfast in the country
1928: Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

religion

719: From the life of Boniface
1891: Pope Leo XIII.

Disasters

1904: Yoshino

Minor accidents are listed in the sub-articles of Catastrophe .

Sports

1926: New York Rangers
1955: Makalu

Entries of athletics world records can be found under the respective discipline under athletics .

Born

Before the 18th century

Claudio Monteverdi (* 1567)

18th century

Klemens Wenzel Lothar von Metternich (* 1773)

19th century

1801-1850

Alfred Rethel (* 1816)
Nicolae Grigorescu (* 1838)

1851-1900

Arthur Schnitzler (* 1862)
Gustaf Aulén (* 1879)
Mikhail Bulgakov (* 1891)

20th century

1901-1925

Dorothy Hansine Andersen (* 1901)
Emil Joseph Diemer (* 1908)
Max Frisch (* 1911)
Paul A. Samuelson (* 1915)
Richard Avedon (* 1923)

1926-1950

Raymond Federman (born 1928)
Chavalit Yongchaiyudh (* 1932)
Madeleine Albright (* 1937)
Ulrich Beck (* 1944)
Brian Eno (born 1948)

1951-1975

Frank Wilczek (* 1951)
Claudia Roth (* 1955)
Grant Heslov (born 1963)
Martin Sonneborn (* 1965)
Frank de Boer (* 1970)

1976-2000

Yunus Cumartpay (* 1979)
Zara Phillips (* 1981)
Andy Murray (* 1987)
Michael Sollbauer (* 1990)

Died

Before the 17th century

17th and 18th centuries

Johann Ernst II († 1683)

19th century

Gottfried Semper († 1879)
Jakob Stämpfli († 1879)

20th century

1901-1950

Kazimir Malevich († 1935)

1951-2000

Austin Osman Spare († 1956)
Fritz Baade († 1974)
Abe Shintarō († 1991)

21st century

Jerry Falwell († 2007)
Arno Lustiger († 2012)

Holidays and memorial days

  • St. Pachomios , Egyptian abbot (Protestant, Orthodox and for the Trappists, Cistercians and Benedictines)
  • St. Rupert von Bingen , German nobleman and patron saint (Roman Catholic)
  • St. Sophia of Rome , Roman martyr, " ice saint " (Roman Catholic)

The list of days of remembrance and action contains further entries .


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