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This Day in History for May 15 – McDonald’s Opens First Restaurant and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1928 – Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, ‘Plane Crazy’ (More info)

1940 – McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, Calif. (More info)

1940 – Nylon stockings go on sale in the United States for the first time (More info)

1942 – Seventeen states put gas rationing into effect to help the American war effort during World War II (More info)

1972 – Alabama Governor George Wallace is shot and paralyzed while campaigning for President (More info)

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