On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Laurel vs Yanny" disagreement over what word heard in an audio file begins across social media
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Controversial Kerch bridge linking Russia and annexed Crimea opened by Russian President Vladimir Putin. At 19km the longest bridge in Europe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Flyover collapses in Varanasi, India, killing at least 18
  • Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim is released from prison after being pardoned by King Muhammad V
  • 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
  • Taliban forces attack and claim to has seized control of the western city of Farah, Afghanistan