Historical Events In May - 15
Friday, 07 August 2020
1991 Bud Freeman, jazz tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 84 on May - 15.
1992 On this day in history colombo '92 opens in Genoa Italy
1992 On this day in history in Kyrgyzstan a 6.2 quake resulted in three people killed, 5,500 houses completely destroyed and more than 4,000 houses damaged
1992 New York department store chain Alexanders announces closing of all 11 stores on this day in history.
1992 On this day in history bruce Hopkins, performer/director, dies at 44
1993 On May - 15 jane Seymour & James Kesch marry
1994 On this day in history 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 A passenger ferry capsizes and sinks in strong winds in the Bura Gauranga River in Bangladesh, leaving over 10 people missing on May - 15.
2007 On this day in history coalition government of Fatah and Hamas in Palestinian National Authority appeared to break down, as massive fighting breaks out in Gaza Strip.
2012 On this day in history eurozone economy narrowly avoids recession
2013 The Eurozone records a recession for the sixth straight quarter on May - 15.
2017 On this day in history uN Security Council condemns North Korea missile test
2017 On May - 15 1st US prosecution under federal Hate Crimes Act of violence against transgender person, murder of Mercedes Williamson
2017 On May - 15 state of Emergency declared in Sanaa, Yemen after outbreak of cholera kills 115
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 May - 15.
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 Taliban forces attack and claim to has seized control of the western city of Farah, Afghanistan on May - 15.
2018 Flyover collapses in Varanasi, India, killing at least 18 on May - 15.
2018 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 on May - 15.
2018 "Laurel vs Yanny" disagreement over what word heard in an audio file begins across social media on this day in history.
2019 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 on May - 15.