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On this day: May 15

POSTED: 10:56 AM PDT May 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 14, 2013 

Las Vegas is founded, Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut, the Soviets begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, and a 16-year-old sailor completes her solo around-the-world journey, all on this day.

OTD May 15 - USDA
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Department of Agriculture

1862: President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It is later renamed the Department of Agriculture.

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