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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May 15 - The Day in History

May 15 : General Interest
1937: Madeleine Albright is born

On this day in 1937, Madeleine Albright, America's first female secretary of state, is born Maria Jana Korbelova in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic)... read more


American Revolution
1781 : Continentals capture Fort Granby, South Carolina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/continentals-capture-fort-granby-south-carolina

Automotive
1942 : Seventeen states put gasoline rationing into effect
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seventeen-states-put-gasoline-rationing-into-effect

Civil War
1864 : VMI cadets fight in Battle of New Market
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-new-market-virginia

Cold War
1988 : Soviets begin withdrawal from Afghanistan
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-begin-withdrawal-from-afghanistan

Crime
1976 : A young woman and her married lover kill her family
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-young-woman-and-her-married-lover-kill-her-family

Disaster
1896 : Tornado decimates Texas town
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tornado-decimates-texas-town

General Interest
1756 : The Seven Years War begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-seven-years-war-begins
1941 : First Allied jet flies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-allied-jet-flies
1963 : The flight of Faith 7
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-flight-of-ifaith-7i
1972 : Governor George Wallace shot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/governor-george-wallace-shot

Hollywood
2008 : Celebrity private detective Anthony Pellicano found guilty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/celebrity-private-detective-anthony-pellicano-found-guilty

Literary
11890 : Katherine Anne Porter is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/katherine-anne-porter-is-born

Music
1982 : "Ebony And Ivory" begins a seven-week run at #1 on the pop charts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quotebony-and-ivoryquot-begins-a-seven-week-run-at-1-on-the-pop-charts

Old West
1856 : Second vigilante committee organizes in San Francisco
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/second-vigilante-committee-organizes-in-san-francisco

Presidential
1800 : President John Adams orders federal government to Washington, D.C.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-john-adams-orders-federal-government-to-washington-dc
1942 : Ronald Reagan applies for transfer to Army Air Force
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ronald-reagan-applies-for-transfer-to-army-air-force

Sports
1973 : Nolan Ryan pitches first no-hitter
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nolan-ryan-pitches-first-no-hitter

Vietnam War
1967 : U.S. positions south of the DMZ come under heavy fire
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-positions-south-of-the-dmz-come-under-heavy-fire
1970 : Air Force sergeant awarded Medal of Honor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/air-force-sergeant-awarded-medal-of-honor

World War I
1916 : Austrians launch massive offensive on Trentino Front
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/austrians-launch-massive-offensive-on-trentino-front

World War II
1942 : Legislation creating the Women's Army Corps becomes law
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/legislation-creating-the-womens-army-corps-becomes-law


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