May 15 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
May 15 History Highlights
Quick History of Time on Earth
|If the history of the universe was condensed into a year, the Milky Way would form on May 15, life on earth would appear on September 21, and the dinosaurs would go extinct on December 30. Modern humans would evolve on December 31 at 11:52 PM and Columbus would discover America at 11:59:58 PM. (this factoid is valid for the next few million years)|
May 15 is…
|Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Day of Families
Over the Rainbow Day
Peace Officer’s Memorial Day
Pizza Party Day
May 15 Birthday Quotes
“I believe that dreams – daydreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing – are likely to lead to the betterment of the world.”
“Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing attention on the problems of our society.”
“The men may be the head of the house, but the women are the neck and they can turn the head any way they want.”
“Stay busy and take care of your own business.”
“Truth is whatever people will believe.”
May 15 Birthdays
|1856 – L. Frank Baum, American novelist (died in 1919)
1902 – Richard J. Daley, American lawyer and politician, 48th Mayor of Chicago (died in 1976)
1905 – Joseph Cotten, American actor (died in 1994)
1918 – Eddy Arnold, American singer-songwriter (died in 2008)
1930 – Jasper Johns, American painter and sculptor
1940 – Roger Ailes, American broadcaster (died in 2017)
1940 – Lainie Kazan, American actress
1981 – Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
1990 – Stella Maxwell, New Zealand model
May 15 History
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|A polar bears’ fur is not white. It’s actually pigment-free and transparent and reflects visible light
The Seven Deadly Sins #5- Anger is the loss of rational self-control and the desire to harm others.
The highest point in Pennsylvania is lower than the lowest point in Colorado.
TV star Soupy Sales once asked the children who watched his show to send him “funny green pieces of paper with pictures of U.S. Presidents” from their parent’s wallets and purses. He was suspended for two weeks when his parents complained.
“My mom won’t give us the money, she said we’d only spend it on drugs.” … “Well, we would.” – Sid & Nancy #moviequotes
“As Bertrand Russell once said, ‘The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.’ I think we can all appreciate the relevance of that now.” – Shaun
The Capital of Sudan is Khartoum
Multiple similar Objects that are hidden together are called a Stash.
‘Petrichor’ is the word for ‘the smell of rain.’
The speed of a clock’s second hand is exactly 1 RPM.
“After all, tomorrow is another day!” – Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) #moviequotes
Being famous means you have to comb your hair every time you go outside.
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