MAY 15TH was ALL OF THIS!!
Compiled by CrossDove Writers
The following happenings are what the day of MAY 15TH something special!!
MAY 15TH in HISTORY:
1940 > Nylon hose stockings went on sale at Gimbels Department Stores throughout the United States.
1930 > Ellen Church, a registered nurse, becomes the world’s first airline stewardess.
1918 > The United States Post Office Department begins the world’s first regular airmail service.
1905 > Las Vegas, Nevada is founded.
1869 > National Woman Suffrage Association is formed, for a women’s right to vote.
MAY 15TH in the WORLD OF BUSINESS:
In 1911 the Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil – confirming that the government is allowed to intervene to slow down corporate power.
MAY 15TH in the WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT:
In 1928, Mickey Mouse makes his first cartoon appearance in the Disney short film titled ‘Plane Crazy’.
MAY 15TH in GEORGRAPHY:
In 1602, Cape Cod is discovered by Bartholomew Gosnold.
MAY 15TH in the WORLD OF SPORTS:
In 1984, the San Diego Clippers move to Los Angeles and are now called the Los Angeles Clippers.
MAY 15TH as a HOLIDAY:
May 15th is considered PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY – we commemorate local, state and federal peace officers.
A FAMOUS QUOTE from MAY 15TH:
“You see, this war came to us, not the other way around.” (Condoleezza Rice in 2005)