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By : Oneindia Video Team
Published : May 15, 2020, 08:20
Duration : 03:16

May 15th: Lets take a peek in history and find out what happened on this day

Lets take a peek into the history and find out what all major events have happened in the past.On May 15, 1718, Englishman James Puckle patented his machine gun, the world's first! You may have thought the Gatling gun or the Maxim machine gun was the first machine gun, but James Puckle got there first. The proposal to dissolve the East India company was passed on this day in England. The East India Company was founded during the rule of Queen Elizabeth I and grew into a dominating global player with its own ‘army’. The first Mickey Mouse cartoon actually completed was Plane Crazy. Inspired by Charles Lindbergh’s heroic first solo flight across the Atlantic, its plot entailed Mickey and some animal friends attempting to assemble their own airplane. On the eve of the British forces’ May 15, 1948, withdrawal, Israel declared independence. The next day, Arab forces from Egypt, Transjordan (Jordan), Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon occupied the areas in southern and eastern Palestine
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