On this day: May 15

POSTED: 10:56 AM PDT May 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 14, 2014 

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 - Edward Hopper
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1967: Edward Hopper, the American realist painter and printmaker best known for his works "Automat," "Chop Suey" and "Nighthawks," dies at the age of 84 in New York City. He's seen here in his 1906 self-portrait.

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