History Blog

May 15

Happy Birthday RIP James Mason(1909–1984) Joseph Cotten(1905–1994) ; Madeleine Albright(Marie Korbelová)–81 Trinidad “Trini” Lopéz–81 Calogero “Chazz” Palminteri–66 Michael Oldfield–66 David Guez Charvet–46 Russell Hornsby–44 David Krumholtz–40 ; 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 (0.45 km2), 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 Bernardino, California.