15 May 2021: This day in history

1252: Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad exstirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition

1618: German astronomer Johannes Kepler discovers the third of his three planetary laws his “harmonics law”

1869: National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

1940: Richard and Maurice McDonald open the 1st McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino, California

1951: AT&T becomes the 1st US corporation to have a million stockholders after young car salesman Brady Denton purchases 7 shares worth $1,078

1988: USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan


Source: Onthisday.com

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