Historical Events for 15th May 2024

1248 – Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden lays cornerstone for Cologne Cathedral
1525 – The battle of Frankenhausen: German peasant army surrounded, 5,000 slaughtered ; ends the peasants’ uprising
1928 – Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film “Plane Crazy”
1944 – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery, Winston Churchill and King George VI discuss the plan for D-Day
1967 – Paul McCartney meets his future wife, American photographer Linda Eastman
1976 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill 3 Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers in County Fermanagh and 1 in County Down
1983 – Madison Hotel (Boston) destroyed by implosion
2008 – California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.
2018 – Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is released from prison after being pardoned by King Muhammad V
2022 – Hassan Sheikh Mohamud elected President of Somalia in a vote restricted to the country’s 328 members pf parliament amid security concerns

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