Historical Events In May - 15
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
1991 Bud Freeman, jazz tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 84 on May - 15.
1992 On May - 15 colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
1992 On May - 15 in Kyrgyzstan a 6.2 quake resulted in three people killed, 5,500 houses completely destroyed and more than 4,000 houses damaged
1992 On May - 15 new York department store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores
1992 Bruce Hopkins, performer/director, dies at 44 on May - 15.
1993 Jane Seymour & James Kesch marry on May - 15.
1994 On May - 15 frederik baron van Pallandt, Danish singer (Nina & F), murdered at 61
1995 On May - 15 china People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China
2005 On May - 15 a passenger ferry capsizes and sinks in strong winds in the Bura Gauranga River in Bangladesh, leaving over 10 people missing.
2007 Coalition government of Fatah and Hamas in Palestinian National Authority appeared to break down, as massive fighting breaks out in Gaza Strip on this day in history.
2012 On this day in history eurozone economy narrowly avoids recession
2013 On May - 15 the Eurozone records a recession for the sixth straight quarter
2017 UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test on this day in history.
2017 1st US prosecution under federal Hate Crimes Act of violence against transgender person, murder of Mercedes Williamson on May - 15.
2017 State of Emergency declared in Sanaa, Yemen after outbreak of cholera kills 115 on May - 15.
2018 Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is released from prison after being pardoned by King Muhammad V on May - 15.
2018 58 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces and 1700 hospitalized on the Gaza border protesting opening of US embassy in Jerusalem and 70 year founding of Israel on this day in history.
2018 On May - 15 controversial Kerch bridge linking Russia and annexed Crimea opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin . At 19km the longest bridge in Europe.
2018 On May - 15 taliban forces attack and claim to has seized control of the western city of Farah, Afghanistan
2018 Flyover collapses in Varanasi, India, killing at least 18 on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history north Korea threatens to pull out of summit with US and South Korea saying it can "not hide our feeling of repugnance" towards US security advisor John Bolton
2018 "Laurel vs Yanny" disagreement over what word heard in an audio file begins across social media on May - 15.
2019 On May - 15 five of world's biggest tech companies pledge to tackle extremist material at "The Christchurch Call" initiative in Paris hosted by Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron
2020 On May - 15 researchers announce a 2.5 cm millipede fossil belonging to the Kampecaris genus, discovered on the island of Kerrera in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, is the world's oldest-known land animal, which lived 425 million years ago in the Silurian period.