On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Alabama passes law banning abortion in almost all cases including rape or incest
  • Findings from China's Chang'e-4 rover to the Moon suggests huge asteroid created the giant crater on Moon's far side with impact so great it cracked its crust and reached the mantle below published in "Nature"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Five of world's biggest tech companies pledge to tackle extremist material at "The Christchurch Call" initiative in Paris hosted by Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern
President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
  • Jeff Koons "Rabbit" sculpture sells for 91.1 million, setting a new record for a work by a living artist at auction
  • Mexico City declares an environmental emergency after air pollution reaches dangerous levels
  • US birthrate in 2018 the lowest for 32 years (total fertility rate 1,728 births per 1,000 women), with record lows for teen births