On this day: May 15

Published On: May 14 2013 12:56:09 PM CDT   Updated On: May 15 2016 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 - Saddam Hussein
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2006: A defiant Saddam Hussein refuses to enter a plea at his trial in Iraq for crimes against humanity, insisting he was still the country's president.

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