History Blog

May 15

Happy Birthday RIP James Mason(1909–1984) Joseph Cotten(1905–1994) Trinidad “Trini” Lopéz(1937–2020) Madeleine Albright(Marie Korbelová 1937–2022) ; Calogero “Chazz” Palminteri–72 Michael Oldfield–71 David Guez Charvet–52 Russell Hornsby–50 David Krumholtz–46 ; 1862 – President Lincoln signs a bill into law creating US Bureau of Agriculture (later renamed to USDA) ; 1905 – Las Vegas is founded when 110 acres in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off ; 1928 – Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, “Plane Crazy” ; 1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernadino, California.