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On this day: May 15

Published On: May 14 2013 12:56:09 PM CDT   Updated On: May 15 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Matrix Reloaded
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Warner Bros. Pictures

2003: The science-fiction action sequel "The Matrix Reloaded," starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne and Hugo Weaving, opens in theaters. The film was a box office success, earning $37.5 million on its opening day, second all-time at the time only to 2002's "Spider-Man," and grossing a total of $281.5 million in the U.S. and $742.1 million worldwide.

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