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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

1942 : Seventeen states put gasoline rationing into effect

Civil War
1864 : VMI cadets fight in Battle of New Market

Cold War
1988 : Soviets begin withdrawal from Afghanistan

1976 : A young woman and her married lover kill her family

1896 : Tornado decimates Texas town

General Interest
1756 : The Seven Years War begins
1941 : First Allied jet flies
1963 : The flight of Faith 7
1972 : Governor George Wallace shot

2008 : Celebrity private detective Anthony Pellicano found guilty

11890 : Katherine Anne Porter is born

1982 : "Ebony And Ivory" begins a seven-week run at #1 on the pop charts

Old West
1856 : Second vigilante committee organizes in San Francisco

1800 : President John Adams orders federal government to Washington, D.C.
1942 : Ronald Reagan applies for transfer to Army Air Force

1973 : Nolan Ryan pitches first no-hitter

Vietnam War
1967 : U.S. positions south of the DMZ come under heavy fire
1970 : Air Force sergeant awarded Medal of Honor

World War I
1916 : Austrians launch massive offensive on Trentino Front

World War II
1942 : Legislation creating the Women's Army Corps becomes law


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