What happened this day in history May 15, 2008

What are the important events that happened on May 15, 2008? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 15, 2008: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 15, 2008 is the 136th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 230 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 2, 2008 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,210,809,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

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

If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $44.53. (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, 2008 Historical Events

  • 2008
    California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state’s own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional.

Who died on May 15, 2008?

  • 2008
    Alexander Courage, composer of original Star Trek theme (b. 1919)
  • 2008
    Astrid Zachrison, Swedish supercentenarian (b. 1895)
  • 2008
    Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop (b. 1960)
  • 2008
    Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer (b. 1956)

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