On a day like today, On May 15, 2017, Mexican journalist Javier Valdez announced, He was awarded several times for his work in drug smuggling, and was assassinated in Culiacan (Mexico). Killers forced him to his knees and then shot him twelve times. On the same day, journalist Jonathan Rodriguez was also killed in Mexico and his mother, Sonia Cordova, information manager for the weekly newspaper El Costeño, was injured.
Also on May 15, but from 2015, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Sentenced to death in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The attack using two pressure cookers filled with explosives at the busy marathon finish line killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy. The jury decided unanimously the option to execute the defendant.
Want to know more? Discover the astrological calendar for May 15 and see what happened, who was born and who died on a day like this day. Also, don’t miss what your horoscope and saints celebrate today.
What happened on May 15th?
1988: The withdrawal of the Soviet Union from Afghanistan after eight years of occupation.
1992: Frederic de Klerk, President of South Africa, and Nelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress, are awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for International Cooperation.
2000: An explosion in a fireworks in Rafflecover (Valencia) killed seven people.
2006: The United States restores diplomatic relations with Libya after it was removed from the list of terrorist countries.
2011: The 15M movement started in Madrid, where many citizens are calling for political and social change.
2013: American scientists announced that they obtained stem cells by cloning.
1955: Fidel Castro was released from Pines Island prison thanks to an amnesty for political prisoners passed by Congress.
2001: The Peruvian Congress released a video showing how former Chancellor Vladimiro Montesinos completed the purchase of three MIG-29s from Belarus, with the purpose of justifying a final invasion of Ecuador.
Who was born on May 15th?
1859: Pierre Curie, French scientist, Nobel Prize laureate in Physics.
1931Placido Arango, Spanish-Mexican businessman.
1937: Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State.
1953: Mike Oldfield, British musician.
1955: José Miguel Monzon Navarro, “El Gran Wyoming”, presenter, comedian and actor.
1987: Andy Murray, British tennis player.
Who died on May 15th?
1986: Elio De Angelis, Italian Formula 1 driver.
1997: Gaston Baquero, Cuban poet and writer.
2004: Narciso Ibanez Menta, screenwriter and director.
2010: John Shepherd Barron, Scotsman, inventor of the ATM.
2012: Carlos Fuentes, Mexican writer.
2020: Juan Genovese, Spanish artist.
What is celebrated on May 15th?
Today May 15 International Day of Families.
Your horoscope for May 15th
Those born on May 15th belong to Taurus sign.
Saints of May 15
Today, May 15th, is celebrated San Isidro Labrador, San Torquato, San Indalisio and San Eufrasio.
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