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  • Paris, France
    Tuesday May 15, 1888
    Eiffel Tower

    Start of construction on the second stage

    Paris, France
    Tuesday May 15, 1888

    Start of construction on the second stage.




  • France
    Wednesday May 15, 1940
    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle was given command of the 4th Armoured Division

    France
    Wednesday May 15, 1940

    In late-March de Gaulle was told by Reynaud that he would be given command of the 4th Armoured Division, due to form by 15 May.




  • France
    Wednesday May 15, 1940
    Charles de Gaulle

    The Germans broke through at Sedan

    France
    Wednesday May 15, 1940

    The Germans broke through at Sedan on 15 May 1940.




  • France
    Tuesday May 15, 2012
    Emmanuel Macron

    Deputy Secretary General of the Élysée

    France
    Tuesday May 15, 2012

    On 15 May 2012, Macron became the Deputy Secretary General of the Élysée, a senior role in President François Hollande's staff.




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