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 - Laos Memorial
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1997: The United States government acknowledges the existence of the "Secret War" in Laos during the Vietnam War and dedicates the Laos Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of Hmong and other "Secret War" veterans.

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