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    History in 15th May

  • Supreme Court breaks up Standard Oil

    The United States Supreme Court rules against Standard Oil in Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey v. United States, punishing the company for its de facto monopoly over the petroleum industry.  

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  • Madeleine Albright born

    Czech-American diplomat Madeleine Albright is born Marie Jana Korbelová in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Albright, who became the first female Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, fled Czechoslovakia during World War II with her family and grew up in Colorado. Prior to serving as Secretary of State Albright taught at Georgetown University and also served as Ambassador to the United Nations.