15th May

The events happened on 15th May are :

1991 : Edith Cresson appointed French premier : On this day in 1991, Edith Cresson of the Socialist Party became the first female premier of France, but she lost the office less than a year later because of rising unemployment and declining support from within her party.

1918 : The first regular airmail route in the United States opened between New York City and Washington, D.C.

1914 : Mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, who, with Sir Edmund Hillary, was the first person to stand atop the summit of Mount Everest, was born in Tshechu, Tibet.

1886 : American poet Emily Dickinson died in Amherst, Massachusetts.

1885 : Louis Riel surrendered after leading two rebellions against the Canadian government in response to its efforts to assume the territorial rights of the Hudson's Bay Company in northwestern Canada.

1859 : Physical chemist Pierre Curie, cowinner (with his wife, Marie Curie) of the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics, was born in Paris.

495 : On the Aventine Hill in Rome, the temple of the Roman god Mercury was dedicated.

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