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 This day in History - May 15
459 Historic Events for May 15
1914

Henri Rabauds opera "Marouf, Savetier de Caire," premieres in Paris

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1914

Pierre Froidebise, composer

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1914

Jack Pepys, immunologist

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1915

A T and T becomes 1st corporation to have 1 million stockholders

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1915

Paul A Samuelson, economist (1970 Nobel, 1947 John Bates Clark Medal)

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1915

Maurice B Latey, commentator (BBC World Service)

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1916

Bill Williams, Bkln NY, actor (Starlit Time, Date With the Angels)

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1916

Asiago Italy falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front

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1917

Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist

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1918

Washington Senator Walter Johnson pitches 1-0, 18 inning game

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1918

Greeks troops lands at Smyrna

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1918

44th Preakness: Charles Peak aboard Jack Hare Jr wins in 1:53.4

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1918

43rd Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard War Cloud wins in 1:53.6

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1918

1st regular airmail service (between NY and Wash) inaugurated

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1918

1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila and Wash DC)

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1918

Joseph Wiseman, Montr‚al, actor (Dr No, Viva Zapata, Les Miserables)

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1918

Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime)

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1919

Bkln Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0

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1919

Charles Palmer, cricketer (one Test 1955, later MCC president)

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1920

Soccer team ADO '20 forms in Heemskerk

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1920

Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet

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1922

Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/sec-gen (CPI) [or May 25]

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1923

Cooperation of Dutch Molen forms

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1923

Richard Avedon, US, photographer (1957 ASMP award)

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1924

Don Kenyon, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1951-55)

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