What happened this day in history May 15, 1948

What are the important events that happened on May 15, 1948? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 15, 1948: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 15, 1948 is the 136th day of the year 1948 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 2, 1948 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatriacontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $251.27. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Rat is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 15, 1948 Historical Events

  • 1948
    Following the demise of the British Mandate of Palestine, Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia invade Israel thus starting the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Who were born on May 15, 1948?

  • 1948
    Brian Eno, British musician and record producer
  • 1948
    Kathleen Sebelius, American politician and Obama Administration figure
  • 1948
    Yutaka Enatsu, Japanese professional baseball pitcher

Who died on May 15, 1948?

  • 1948
    Edward Flanagan, American priest and founder of Boys Town (b. 1886)

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