Historical Events on 28th May

  • 585 BC Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians under Alyattes war with the Medes under Cyaxares, leading to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.
  • 640 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)
  • 1037 German emperor Koenraad II removes "Constitutio the Feudis"
  • 1156 Battle at Brindisi: Norman-Sicillian King William beats Byzantine fleet under John Doukas and Alexios Bryennios
  • 1349 60 Jews murdered in Breslau Silesia
  • 1358 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising

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1431 Joan of Arc accused of relapsing back into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc

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1521 Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • 1588 Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
  • 1608 Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua
  • 1635 Zorilla's "El Desafio de Carlos V" premieres in Madrid
  • 1644 Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby. (English Civil War)
  • 1664 1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)
  • 1731 All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
  • 1741 Spain & Bavaria sign treaty
  • 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

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1754 Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • 1774 1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia)
  • 1818 1st steam vessel to sail Great Lakes launched
  • 1830 US Congress authorizes native Indian removal from all states to western prairie
  • 1845 Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed
  • 1849 Princess Marianne of the Netherlands & Albrecht of Prussia separate
  • 1858 Dion Boucicault's "Foul Play" premieres in London
  • 1863 1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War
  • 1866 Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt/Heemskerk forms
  • 1871 Paris communards revolt put down
  • 1875 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43.5
  • 1880 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5

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1889 Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

Industrialist André Michelin
Industrialist
André Michelin

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1892 Sierra Club forms by John Muir in SF, for conservation of nature

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir
  • 1900 Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand
  • 1900 Solar eclipse occurs
  • 1900 In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work
  • 1900 Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, flees its capital, Pretoria, and goes to Watervalboven to evade the advancing British.
  • 1901 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • 1901 Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)
  • 1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
  • 1906 Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
  • 1907 Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held
  • 1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Aust v South Africa
  • 1918 Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic
  • 1919 Armenia declares its Independence
  • 1923 Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere
  • 1923 US unemployment has nearly ended
  • 1926 Military coup by Gen Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal
  • 1926 US Customs Court created by congress
  • 1927 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days
  • 1928 Dodge Brothers Inc & Chrysler Corp merged
  • 1929 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (NYC)
  • 1930 Georges Forbes succeeds Joseph Ward as premier of New Zealand
  • 1932 Dam closed, at current monument (South Seas)

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1934 Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1934 Hobbs scores his 197th & last FC cricket ton at 51 years 163 days
  • 1934 Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
  • 1934 The Glyndebourne festival in Sussex, England, is inaugurated.
  • 1936 Alan Turing submits "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.
  • 1937 Golden Gate Bridge in SF opens to vehicular traffic

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1937 Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1938 Foundation for Tel Aviv harbor laid
  • 1938 Hindemiths opera "Mathis der Maler" premieres in Zurich
  • 1940 Belgium surrenders to Germany, King Leopold III gives himself up
  • 1940 British-French troops capture Narvik, Norway

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1940 Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1941 1st night game at Wash DC, Griffith stadium (Yanks 6, Senators 5)
  • 1941 British army begins evacuation of Crete
  • 1941 NY Yankees nip Wash Senators 6-5 in 1st night game at Griffith Stadium
  • 1942 1,800 Czechs murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich
  • 1943 British miliitary reaches Tito
  • 1946 1st night game at Yankee stadium (Senators 2, Yanks 1)

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1946 Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • 1948 Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
  • 1949 48th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Budge Patty (6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • 1949 48th Women's French Championships: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Nelly Adamson (7-5, 6-2)

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1951 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1951 Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's asst of Utrecht
  • 1951 Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 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.
  • 1952 The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • 1953 Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody"
  • 1955 80th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 1:54.6
  • 1955 Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins
  • 1955 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
  • 1955 Henry Bolte becomes Premier of the state of Victoria.
  • 1956 Dale Long becomes 1st to hit HRs in 8 straight games

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1956 Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1957 NL approves Brooklyn Dodgers' & NY Giants' move to west coast
  • 1957 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1957 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 French government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle
  • 1958 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
  • 1958 3rd European Cup: Real Madrid beats Milan 3-2 at Brussels
  • 1959 Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts
  • 1959 Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock up your daughters" premieres in London
  • 1959 Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 mi (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, became 1st animals retrieved from a space mission
  • 1960 "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 1960 59th Men's French Championships: Nicola Pietrangeli beats Luis Ayala (3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

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1960 59th Women's French Championships: Darlene Hard beats Yola Ramirez (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1961 Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
  • 1961 Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)
  • 1961 Record 27 HRs hit in 7 AL games
  • 1962 Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY
  • 1962 US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
  • 1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio
  • 1963 Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
  • 1963 Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
  • 1964 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 9th String quartet
  • 1964 Jawaharlal Nehru cremated in New Dehli
  • 1964 Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
  • 1964 Unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn test launched into Earth orbit
  • 1965 Fire & explosion at Dhori mine in Dhanbad India kills 400
  • 1966 "Ballad Of Irving" by Frank Gallop hits #34
  • 1966 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 11th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1967 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Violin concert
  • 1967 Francis Chichester arrives home at Plymouth from Round-the-world trip
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1968 AL announces it is splitting into 2 divisions
  • 1968 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise

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1968 Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • 1969 13th European Cup: Milan beats Ajax 4-1 at Madrid
  • 1970 The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • 1970 Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

Music releaseAlbum Release

1971 Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1971 USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
  • 1972 White House "plumbers" break into Democratic Natlional HQ at Watergate
  • 1972 Four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and four civilians killed when a bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely at a house in Belfast
  • 1973 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)
  • 1973 Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
  • 1974 "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1974 26th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win

  • 1974 Emmy 1st Daytime Award presentation
  • 1974 Italian fascists bomb demonstrators in Brescia, 6 killed
  • 1974 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1975 Soyuz 18 launches
  • 1975 19th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Leeds United 2-0 at Paris

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1976 29th Cannes Film Festival: "Taxi Driver" directed by Martin Scorsese wins the Palme d'Or

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • 1977 165 killed in a fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky
  • 1978 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser became 5th to win the race 3 times
  • 1978 Second round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. The election is won by incumbent Sangoulé Lamizana.
  • 1979 European Market accepts Greece as member
  • 1979 ABC premiere of TV's "The House on Garibaldi Street", based on the 1960 capture of Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
  • 1980 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
  • 1980 Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
  • 1980 24th European Cup: Nottingham Forest beats Hamburg 1-0 at Madrid
  • 1982 Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

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1982 Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

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1983 "Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic
  • 1985 David Jacobsen taken hostage in Beirut Lebanon
  • 1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
  • 1986 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados
  • 1986 White Sox Joe Cowley sets record striking out 1st 7 Rangers he faces
  • 1987 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
  • 1987 Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR
  • 1987 Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
  • 1987 Paul Pearman jumps 21 barrels on a skateboard in Augusta
  • 1987 Southern League no-hit record-Bob Milacki pitches 11 1/3 no-hit inn
  • 1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs completed
  • 1989 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1989 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins
  • 1990 Cesar Gaviria Trujillo installed as president of Colombia
  • 1990 "Dave Thomas Comedy Show" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1990 Eugenia Charles' Dominican Freedom Party wins election in Dominica
  • 1990 Longest wheelie (David Robilliard with 5h12m33s (Channel Islands)
  • 1991 Ethiopian rebels seize Addis Ababa
  • 1992 65th National Spelling Bee: Amanda Goad wins spelling lyceum
  • 1993 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
  • 1993 Polish government of Suchocka falls
  • 1994 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1994 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)
  • 1995 "An Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 454 performances
  • 1995 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • 1995 Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
  • 1995 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • 1995 Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941
  • 1995 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • 1995 Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
  • 1995 48th Cannes Film Festival: "Underground" directed by Emir Kusturica wins the Palme d'Or

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1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

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1996 Pavlo Lazarenko becomes Prime Minister of Ukraine

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko

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1997 Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1997 Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
  • 1997 Tornado in Jarrell Texas kills at least 28
  • 1997 Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
  • 1997 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 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.

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

Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci
Painter, Scientist & Visionary
Leonardo da Vinci
  • 1999 Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase.
  • 2000 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)
  • 2002 NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
  • 2002 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 2
  • 2003 Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.

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2003 Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 2003 11th UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Juventus (0-0, 3-2 on penalties) at Manchester
  • 2004 The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become Prime Minister of Iraq's interim government.
  • 2006 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)

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2006 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 2006 59th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or
  • 2008 The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
  • 2011 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London
  • 2014 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt