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 This day in History - May 15
459 Historic Events for May 15
1934

Karlis Ulmanis names himself fascist dictator of Latvia

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1934

Dept of Justice offers $25,000 reward for Dillinger, dead or alive

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1934

David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick

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1935

Ted Dexter, cricketer (in Milan Superb England batsman of 60's)

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1935

Pirates beat Phillies 20-5

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1936

Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon England from S Afr in record 4d16h

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1936

Donald [Anthony] Moffitt, US, sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft)

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1936

Paul Zindel, playwright (Effects of Gamma Rays on Marigolds)

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1936

Jean Balissat, composer

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1936

Anna Maria Alberghetti, Italy, singer/actress (Cinderfella)

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1937

Trini Lopez, Trinidad, singer/guitarist (If I Had a Hammer)

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1937

63rd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4

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1938

Paul-Henri Spak forms red coalition of Belgium

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1938

Lenny Welch, Asbury Park NJ, (Breaking up is Hard to Do)

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1939

Brian Hartley, mathematician

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1940

Nazi's capture General Dutch Persbureau (ANP)

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1940

Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (US)

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1940

Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris

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1940

Beth Stone, LPGA golfer

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1940

Mireille Darc, Toulon France, actor (Week End, Hurried Man)

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1940

Paul Rudd, Boston Mass, actor (Conn Yankee in King Arthur's Court)

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1940

German troops occupy Amsterdam, Gen Winkelman surrenders

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1940

German armour division moves into Northern France

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1940

1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300

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1940

1st nylon stockings sold in US

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