Ephemeris of May 15

Ephemeris of May 15

1988: Mikhail Gorbachev orders the withdrawal of his troops fromAfghanistan, held in check by the mujahideen backed by the United States.
1957: In the midst of the Cold War, the UK performs its first test of an atomic bomb.
1902: 7 years after the invention of cinema, the French director Georges Méliès presents his "Voyage to the Moon".
1768: By the Treaty of Versailles, Genoa cedes the Corsica to France.
756 : Abd er-Rahman, from the Umayyad dynasty, seized power in Cordoba and was named emir.



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