15 May 2020: 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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