MAY 15

1536Anne Boleyn and her brother, George, Lord Rochford, are accused of adultery and incest.
1909, Actor James Mason (North By NorthwestHeaven Can WaitThe Boys From BrazilThe Verdict) is born. He dies in 1984.
1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of the Standard Oil Company, ruling it was a monopoly in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1940, McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernadino, California.
1941, New York Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio began his record 56-game hitting streak.
1948, just hours after declaring its independence, the new state of Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon.
1953, World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano collected his 44th pro boxing victory, knocking out former champ “Jersey” Joe Walcott at Chicago Stadium in two minutes, 25 seconds of the first round.
1967Paul McCartney first meets Linda Eastman at the London nightclub the Bag O’Nails, at a Georgie Fame & the Blue Fames show. Linda is in town on a photo assignment and sitting at a table with members of the Animals when Paul introduces himself.
1972, Alabama governor and segregation symbol George C. Wallace was shot and left paralyzed by Arthur Bremer while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination at a Maryland shopping center.
1973, pitcher Nolan Ryan threw the first of his record seven career no-hitters.
1991, US President George H.W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to an Oakland A’s-Baltimore Orioles game.
2010Jessica Watson at 16 years of age becomes the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world.

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