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 - Laos Memorial
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1997: The United States government acknowledges the existence of the "Secret War" in Laos during the Vietnam War and dedicates the Laos Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in honor of Hmong and other "Secret War" veterans.

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