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 This day in History - May 15
459 Historic Events for May 15
1940

Joseph Limburg, liberal 2nd-Member of parliament (1905-19), dies at 75

Death
1940

Willem A Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race and Crime), suicide at 63

Death
1941

Cyril Cooray, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test umpire on intl panel)

Birth
1941

K T Oslin, Crossett Ar, country singer (80's Ladies)

Birth
1941

Lainie Kazan, Brooklyn, singer/actress (Lust in the Dust, Beaches)

Birth
1941

Richard Edward Wilson, composer

Birth
1941

Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1

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1941

British attack Halfaya-pass and Fort Capuzzo in Egypt and Libya

Event
1941

1st British turbojet flies

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1941

Nazi occupiers in Neth forbid Jewish music

Event
1942

Gasoline 1st rationed in US (17 Eastern States)

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1942

Nazi occupiers in Neth arrests 2,000 Dutch officers

Event
1942

Anthony Wayne England, Indianapolis, PhD/astronaut (STS 51-F)

Birth
1943

Halifax bombers sinks U-463

Event
1943

Warsaw ghetto uprising ends, in it's destruction

Event
1943

Harve Brosten, comedy writer/producer/director (All in the Family)

Birth
1944

Miruts Yifter, Ethiopia, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1980)

Birth
1944

Tich, rocker

Birth
1944

Cincinnati Red Clyde Shoun no-hits Boston Braves, 1-0

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1944

14,000 Jews of Munkacs Hungary deported to Auschwitz

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1944

Eisenhower, Montgomery, Churchill and George VI discuss D-Day plan

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1944

Sergei Aleksi becomes guardian of Patriarch Throne

Event
1944

Gunilla Hutton, Goteborg Sweden, actress (Petticoat Junction)

Birth
1945

Major Courtney, US medal of honor marine, dies in battle of Sugar Loaf

Death
1946

Chazz Palminteri, Bronx NY, actor (Jade, Diabolique, Bronx Tale)

Birth