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.

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