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Important Events of May 15 –

  • The parliament of Paris appointed Louis XIII in 1610, the King of France.
  • The French troops captured Milan in 1796.
  • Paraguay announced independence from Spain in 1811.
  • Las Vegas in Nawada, USA, was founded in 1905.
  • The first airmail service in America was started in 1918.
  • The world’s first air hostess Alan Church took a flight to Auckland-Chicago Flight in 1930
  • The first Arabic Communist Newspaper was started in 1925.
  • Moscow Metro opened for people in 1935.
  • Australia made a world record in 1948 against an Essex in a cricket match that lasted 721 runs a day.
  • The UK Supply Ministry had announced that the first hydrogen bomb was tested in 1957 under the scaled tests carried out in the Pacific Ocean.
  • The Soviet Union did the Sputnik-3 launch in 1958.
  • On this day, 16 teenagers who were held hostage in a school in Israel died. In addition, Three Palestinians were also killed in 1974.
  • The Soviets started their recall in 1988 with one lakh 15 thousand soldiers from Afghanistan.
  • The United Nations decided to celebrate International Family Day on May 15 in 1993.
  • China did the nuclear test in Lop Nur, PRC in 1995.
  • Allison Hargreaves became the first woman to reach the peak of Mount Everest without Oxygen Cylinder in 1995.
  • In 1999, the Kuwaiti government gave women the right to vote in the parliamentary elections.
  • The majority in the right-wing coalition in Italy in 2001.
  • The United Nations Security Council approved the sanctions on Iraq in 2002.
  • In 2003, in the Iraq war, a warrant suit was filed against British Army Commander Tammy Frakes in the Brussels court.
arsenal football club
                                                                       Arsenal Football Club
  • ‘Arsenal Football Club‘ The first team to become a champion without losing a single match in English Premier League was formed in 2004.
  • After 20 years, India’s plane landed in Canada in 2005.
  • Sri Lanka government extended the ban on terrorist organization LTTE for two years.
  • Manjula Sood of Indian origin became the first Asian woman to become Mayor in the UK in 2008.
  • The second province of America to declare gay marriage as valid after California Massachusetts was made in 2008.
  • In 2013, there were 389 people killed in three days of violence in Iraq.

Read more: Important events of 16 May

Born on 15th May

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                                                                         Madhuri Dixit
  • Devendranath Thakur, a renowned scholar and religious leader, was born in 1817.
  • The Great Revolutionary Martyr Sukhdev was born in 1907.
  • Japanese writer and Buddhist nun jakucho Setouchi was born in 1922.
  • Indian comedian Johnnie Walker was born in 1923.
  • Former Chief Election Commissioner of India TN Seshan was born in 1933.
  • Today, Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit was born in 1967.
  • Mrs Édith Cresson became France’s first woman Prime Minister, she was born in 1991.
  • Mahendranath Mullah a brave Indian officer in Navy’s was born in 1926.
  • Indian politician and former Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Hari Vinayak Pataskar was born in 1892.

Death on May 15 –

              Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
  • The famous historian Yadunath Sarkar died in 1958.
  • K.M. Carriappa died in 1993 in India’s first Army Commander in Chief.
  • Junior Carter passed away in 2003.
  • Former Rajasthan Chief Minister and Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat died in 2010.

Important Events and Celebrations of May 15

  • World Family Day
world family day
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