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On This Day - May 15th

May 15th brings us some very important birthdays, historical events, and national holidays to celebrate! It's a huge day for women's rights, the LGBT community, and for world records. So, let's dive right into all of it! Here are some of the most important events to have ever taken place on May 15th.

On this day

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn stood accused.

On this day in 1536, King Henry VIII's wife, Anne Boleyn, was famously accused of adultery and incest with her brother George, Lord Rochford. A four-day trial ensued, with her eventual beheading being the outcome.
The Suffragette movement took a step forward in the US.
In 1869, today was the day that the National Woman's Suffrage Association was formed in New York. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton first founded the organization. While we're still some way off true equality, women everywhere owe a huge debt to the Suffragettes.


The LGBT community had a huge breakthrough!

On this day back in 1897, Magnus Hirschfeld formed the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee in Berlin. It is said to have been the very first LGBT rights organization ever set up. Again, we've come a long way since then - but there's still lots of work left to do.

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson set a world record.

In 1936, legendary pilot Amy Johnson finally arrived in Croydon, England, having set off from South Africa. She made the journey in four days and sixteen hours, which was a record at the time! She was the very first woman to fly completely solo from London over to Australia (so no stranger to records, then!).

facts about Normandy

A plan for D-Day was put into motion.

Back in 1944, US President Eisenhower, Field Marshal Montgomery, UK Prime Minister Churchill and King George VI came together for a meeting that would mark the history books! They gathered to discuss their plan for D-Day - which would become a hugely successful Allied evacuation of Normandy.

Special Days Falling on May 16th

As mentioned above, May 15th has some pretty amazing national holidays to celebrate - whether you're a family guy or love your choc chip cookies, here's a few celebratory ideas…
Happy family

International Day of Families

Where would we all be without our families? For those fortunate enough to have been born into caring and loving families, today is the day to truly appreciate them and be grateful for what you have! But it's also important to remember that family doesn't always end with blood. In fact, for many of us, our families are those we have chosen to love and appreciate, not the one we were born into.

chocolate chips

National Chocolate Chip Day

Chocolate chips are the foundation for some of the best desserts in the world. Pancakes, cookies, ice cream, you name it, we guarantee it will be better with chocolate chips! So, on this National Chocolate Chip Day, be sure to show your appreciation by having as many chocolate chips as you can in whatever form you prefer! Heck, if eating them out of the bag with a spoon is what you prefer, then do it!

Nylon stockings

National Nylon Stocking Day

Nylon stockings have been an absolute savior for anyone wearing skirts, dresses, shorts, and bodysuits - you name it. And, nowadays, they are stronger than ever and come in varieties of styles, colors, and models. Believe it or not, today is the national day to celebrate them and be grateful for your stockings - so, pick out your favorite pair and strut them with pride today!

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