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 - Madeleine Albright
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1937: Madeleine Albright, who served as the 64th United States secretary of state from 1997 to 2001, becoming the first woman to hold the position, is born Marie Jana Korbelová in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

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