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 This day in History - May 15
459 Historic Events for May 15
1955

Building of space travel center at Baikonur Kazachstan begins

Event
1955

KPUA (now KGMD) TV channel 9 in Hilo, HI (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1955

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1955

Vienna Treaty: Brit, France, US and USSR restores Austria's independence

Event
1955

Lee Horsley, Muleshoe Tx, actor (Nero Wolfe, Matt Houston)

Birth
1956

Alice Miller, Marysville CA, LPGA golfer (1985 Nabisco Dinah Shore)

Birth
1957

18,000 people at Madison Sq Garden-Billy Graham launched a crusade

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1957

1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)

Event
1958

Michael G the Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam), dies at 91

Death
1958

USSR launches Sputnik III

Event
1959

Andrew Eldritch, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)

Birth
1959

Berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], Dutch actor, dies at 56

Death
1959

100th anniversary of 1st college baseball game, between Amherst and Williams Teams reenact the original contest

Event
1960

Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th String quartet, premieres in Leningrad

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1960

Chic Cub Don Cardwell no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0

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1960

Sputnik 4 launched into Earth orbit; later recovery failed

Event
1960

Taxes took 25% of earnings in US

Event
1960

KHVO TV channel 13 in Hilo, HI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1961

Anne Kelly, LPGA golfer

Birth
1961

Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra

Event
1961

36 Unification church couples wed in Korea

Event
1961

"Bonanza" by Al Caiola Orchestra hits #19

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1962

US marines arrive in Laos

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1963

Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched

Event
1963

George Heidweiler, Suriname, Dutch painter

Birth