On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1905

Historical Events

  • Las Vegas founded in Nevada
  • Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza reaches Leopoldville

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Cotten, American actor (Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Airport 77, Hearse), born in Petersburg, Virginia (d. 1994)
1905 Highlights

About May 15, 1905

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 6 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus