History Blog

May 15

Happy Birthday RIP James Mason(1909–1984) Joseph Cotten(1905–1994) ; Madeleine Albright(Marie Korbelová)–83 Trinidad “Trini” Lopéz–83 Calogero “Chazz” Palminteri–68 Michael Oldfield–68 David Guez Charvet–48 Russell Hornsby–46 David Krumholtz–42 ; 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.