On this day: May 15

Published On: May 14 2013 12:56:09 PM CDT   Updated On: May 15 2014 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 - female Army generals
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Women's Army Corps Museum, U.S. Army

1970: President Richard Nixon appoints Elizabeth P. Hoisington (left) and Anna Mae Hays (right) the first female United States brigadier generals.

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