History Blog

May 15

Happy Birthday RIP James Mason(1909–1984) Joseph Cotten(1905–1994) ; Madeleine Albright(Marie Korbelová)–82 Trinidad “Trini” Lopéz–82 Calogero “Chazz” Palminteri–67 Michael Oldfield–67 David Guez Charvet–47 Russell Hornsby45 David Krumholtz–41 ; 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 Bernardino, California.