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    • May 28, 0585 "BC - A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated."

    • May 28, 1156 Battle at Brindisi: King Willem of Sicily beats Byzantine fleet

    • May 28, 1349 60 Jews murdered in Breslau Silesia

    • May 28, 1358 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising

    • May 28, 1503 James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married by Pope Alexander VI according to Papal Bull.

    • May 28, 1503 "The Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England is signed, which would actually last 10 years."

    • May 28, 1521 Pope Leo X signs treaty with German emperor Charles V

    • May 28, 1533 The Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid

    • May 28, 1533 The Archbishop of England declares the mariage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn to be valid

    • May 28, 1539 Hernando de Soto lands in Florida

    • May 28, 1588 "The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, begins to set sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port)."

    • May 28, 1608 "Claudio Monteverdi's ""Arianna"" premieres in Mantua"

    • May 28, 1635 "Zorilla's ""El Desafio de Carlos V"" premieres in Madrid"

    • May 28, 1644 Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.

    • May 28, 1664 The first Baptist Church is organized (Boston)

    • May 28, 1731 All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated

    • May 28, 1741 Spain & Bavaria sign treaty

    • May 28, 1742 "The first indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)"

    • May 28, 1754 George Washington defeats French & Indians at Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh)

    • May 28, 1818 The first steam-vessel to sail Great Lakes launched

    • May 28, 1830 Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to western prairie

    • May 28, 1845 "Fire in Qu‚bec Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed"

    • May 28, 1849 Princess WFLC Marianne & Albrecht of Prussia separate

    • May 28, 1851 Sojourner Truth attends Women's Rights Convention

    • May 28, 1858 "Dion Boucicault's ""Foul Play"" premieres in London"

    • May 28, 1863 The first black regiment (54 Massachusetts) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War

    • May 28, 1871 Paris communards revolt put down

    • May 28, 1892 "Sierra Club forms by John Muir in San Fransisco, for conservation of nature"

    • May 28, 1894 Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern

    • May 28, 1900 Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand

    • May 28, 1900 Solar eclipse occurs

    • May 28, 1901 Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)

    • May 28, 1902 Boers surrender

    • May 28, 1907 The first Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy

    • May 28, 1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia vs South Africa

    • May 28, 1915 John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll when does Raggedy Andy show up?

    • May 28, 1918 "Tatars declares Azerbaijan, in Russian Caucasus, independent"

    • May 28, 1919 Armenia declares it's Independence

    • May 28, 1923 Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere

    • May 28, 1923 US unemployment has nearly ended

    • May 28, 1926 Ditadura Nacional established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic. (28th May 1926 coup d'tat.)

    • May 28, 1926 US Customs Court created by congress

    • May 28, 1927 "Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days"

    • May 28, 1928 Dodge Brothers Inc & Chrysler Corp merged

    • May 28, 1930 Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand

    • May 28, 1930 The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.

    • May 28, 1934 "Bradman gets 160 Australia vs Middlesex, 124 minutes, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5"

    • May 28, 1934 Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days

    • May 28, 1934 "Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy."

    • May 28, 1934 "The Dionne quintuplets (Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie, and Yvonne) are born at the family farm in Ontario, Canada"

    • May 28, 1934 The Glyndebourne festival in England is inaugurated.

    • May 28, 1936 Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.

    • May 28, 1937 Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco opens to vehicular traffic

    • May 28, 1937 Neville Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister.

    • May 28, 1937 San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opens to vehicular traffic

    • May 28, 1937 "The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC, who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span."

    • May 28, 1938 Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor laid

    • May 28, 1940 "Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up"

    • May 28, 1940 British-French troops capture Narvik Norway only to give it up later

    • May 28, 1940 World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany.

    • May 28, 1940 "World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik. First allied infantry victory in World War II."

    • May 28, 1941 British army begins evacuation of Kreta

    • May 28, 1942 "1,800 Czechoslovakians murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich"

    • May 28, 1942 "World War II: In retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1800 people."

    • May 28, 1943 British militia reaches Tito

    • May 28, 1948 Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement

    • May 28, 1951 Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's assistant of Utrecht

    • May 28, 1951 "Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV"

    • May 28, 1952 "Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America."

    • May 28, 1952 The women of Greece gain the suffrage.

    • May 28, 1953 "Premier of first animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-""Melody"""

    • May 28, 1955 Henry Bolte becomes Premier of the state of Victoria.

    • May 28, 1956 Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus

    • May 28, 1958 "French Government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle"

    • May 28, 1959 Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts

    • May 28, 1959 "Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became first animals retrieved from a space mission"

    • May 28, 1961 Amnesty International is founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)

    • May 28, 1961 Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)

    • May 28, 1961 "Peter Benenson's article ""The Forgotten Prisoners"" is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International."

    • May 28, 1962 Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY

    • May 28, 1962 US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day

    • May 28, 1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

    • May 28, 1963 "Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; estimated 22,000 die & 1 million houses destroyed"

    • May 28, 1963 Jomo Kenyatta becomes first PM of Kenya

    • May 28, 1964 Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli

    • May 28, 1964 Number one hit on UK music charts - Cilla Black - You're My World

    • May 28, 1964 Palestine National Congress forms the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) in Jerusalem

    • May 28, 1964 The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.

    • May 28, 1964 Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit

    • May 28, 1965 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400

    • May 28, 1966 """Ballad Of Irving"" by Frank Gallop hits #34"

    • May 28, 1967 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip

    • May 28, 1968 "Award of United States Presidential Unit Citation to D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, for the Battle of Long Tan"

    • May 28, 1968 "Second assault on Fire Support Base Balmoral, Vietnam"

    • May 28, 1968 Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democratic primary in Oregon

    • May 28, 1969 AC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid

    • May 28, 1970 "The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Universit Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel."

    • May 28, 1971 "USSR Mars 3 launched, first spacecraft to soft land on Mars"

    • May 28, 1972 "Edward VIII, former King of the United Kingdon, dies"

    • May 28, 1972 "White House ""plumbers"" break into Democratic National HQ at Watergate"

    • May 28, 1974 "26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win"

    • May 28, 1974 Emmy first Daytime Award presentation

    • May 28, 1974 "Italians fascist bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed"

    • May 28, 1974 Northern Ireland's power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.

    • May 28, 1974 "Stephen Schwartz' musical ""Magic Show"" premieres at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances"

    • May 28, 1975 "Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, thus creating the Economic Community of West African States."

    • May 28, 1975 Soyuz 18 launches

    • May 28, 1977 165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky

    • May 28, 1977 "In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside."

    • May 28, 1978 "Al Unser became 5th to win Indianapolis 500 (average speed of 161.363 mph), 3 times"

    • May 28, 1978 Second round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. Elections won by incumbent Sangoul Lamizana.

    • May 28, 1979 European Market accepts Greece as member

    • May 28, 1980 Nottingham Forrest wins 25th Europe Cup 1 in Madrid

    • May 28, 1982 Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.

    • May 28, 1982 Leonard Maltin's first appearance on Entertainment Tonight

    • May 28, 1982 Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit Great Britain

    • May 28, 1983 """Ricky"" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63"

    • May 28, 1983 Hamburger ZV wins 28th Europe Cup 1 in Athens

    • May 28, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - New Edition - Candy Girl

    • May 28, 1985 David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon

    • May 28, 1986 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados

    • May 28, 1987 "19-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained and is not released until August 3, 1988."

    • May 28, 1987 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci

    • May 28, 1987 "A robot probe finds the wreckage of the USS Monitor near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina."

    • May 28, 1987 "Mathias Rust, 19, West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing in USSR"

    • May 28, 1987 "Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot"

    • May 28, 1987 Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta

    • May 28, 1988 Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)

    • May 28, 1989 Delta Burke (Designing Women) weds Gerald McRaney (Major Dad)

    • May 28, 1990 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show, debuts on CBS-TV"

    • May 28, 1990 Eugenia Charles' Dom'n Freedom Party wins election in Dominica

    • May 28, 1990 Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5 hours 12 minutes 33 seconds (Channel Islands)

    • May 28, 1991 Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa

    • May 28, 1991 "The capital city of Addis Ababa, falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War."

    • May 28, 1992 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum

    • May 28, 1993 "200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror"

    • May 28, 1993 Polish Government of Suchocka falls

    • May 28, 1994 """Cafe American"" last airs on NBC-TV"

    • May 28, 1995 "An earthquake hits the Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people"

    • May 28, 1995 "Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people"

    • May 28, 1995 Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941

    • May 28, 1995 "The Russian town of Neftegorsk is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that kills at least 2,000 people, of total population."

    • May 28, 1997 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

    • May 28, 1997 Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight

    • May 28, 1997 Tornado in Jarrell TX kills at least 28

    • May 28, 1997 "Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mount Everest for 3rd time"

    • May 28, 1998 "Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions."

    • May 28, 1998 "Phil Hartman actor/comedian (NewsRadio, Saturday Night Live), shot to death while asleep in his bed by his wife at 49"

    • May 28, 1999 "In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's newly-restored masterpiece ""The Last Supper"" is put back on display."

    • May 28, 1999 Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase.

    • May 28, 2002 NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.

    • May 28, 2003 Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.

    • May 28, 2004 "The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become prime minister of Iraq's interim government."

    • May 28, 2006 German-born Pope Benedict XVI visits Auschwitz to conclude his pilgrimage to Poland.

    • May 28, 2010 At least 73 killed in India train crash. Sabotage blamed

    • May 28, 2010 "Foxconn, the world's largest electronics contract manufacturer, is planning to raise wages for its Chinese workers by about 20 percent after a spate of suicides at its main plant in southern China"

    • May 28, 2010 Gary Coleman dead at 42. The child star of 'Diff'rent Strokes' passes away after a brain hemorrhage in Utah.







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