May 15 in history: James Puckle patents world's first machine gun and more

From Egypt, Syria, Transjordan and Iraq invade Israel to USSR begins withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, we've got it all covered!

Let's dive in today's history.

1718

James Puckle patents world's first machine gun

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1940

The first McDonald's fast-food outlet opens in San Bernardino, California.

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1948

Egypt, Syria, Transjordan and Iraq invade Israel

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1988

USSR begins withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan

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1991

Edith Cresson becomes first female premier of France

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