On this day: May 15

POSTED: 10:56 AM PDT May 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 14, 2016 

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 - Madeleine Albright
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1937: Madeleine Albright, who served as the 64th United States secretary of state from 1997 to 2001, becoming the first woman to hold the position, is born Marie Jana Korbelová in Prague, Czechoslovakia.


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