- 1914 Henri Rabaud's opera "Marouf, savetier de Caire" premieres in Paris
- 2010 Jessica Watson at age 16 becomes the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world
Mickey Mouse makes his 1st ever appearance in silent film "Plane Crazy"
On May 15, 1928
James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world's 1st machine gun
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