15 May It Happened Today
1800 Assassination attempt on King George III of Great Britain.
1856 Birth of American author Frank Baum, best known for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
1909 Birth of English actor James Mason.
1936 Pioneering aviator Amy Johnson lands in England after flying from London to Cape Town and back.
1972 George Wallace, Governor of Alabama, is paralysed in an assassination attempt on his life.