On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1856

Historical Events

  • 2nd San Francisco Vigilance Committee organized

Famous Birthdays

  • (Lyman) L. Frank Baum, American children's book author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), born in Chittenango, New York (d. 1919)
1856 Highlights

About May 15, 1856

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 165 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus