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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 - Wavy Gravy
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1936: Wavy Gravy, clown and peace activist, is born Hugh Nanton Romney in East Greenbush, N.Y. He is a 1960s icon best known for his involvement with Woodstock and the Grateful Dead.

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