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 - June Carter Cash
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2003: Country music singer-songwriter June Carter Cash, a member of the Carter Family and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash, dies of complications following heart-valve replacement surgery at the age of 73 in Nashville, Tennessee. She is best known for songs such as "Juke Box Blues" and "Jackson," the Grammy-winning No. 2 country hit duet with her husband.


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