On This Day in History for May 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 132 of 132

  • 1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
  • 1986 Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados
  • 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
  • 1990 Cesar Gaviria Trujillo installed as president of Colombia
  • 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 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)
  • 1995 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • 1995 Southwestern Florida outside of Tampa begins using new area code 941

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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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2002 NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
  • 2003 Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.
  • 2004 The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become Prime Minister of Iraq's interim government.
  • 2008 The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
  • 2014 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is elected President of Egypt
  • 2016 Harambe, a gorilla form Cincinnati Zoo, is shot after dragging about a boy who slipped into the enclosure

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 107 of 107

  • 1957 Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1959 John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
  • 1963 Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
  • 1971 Marco Rubio, US politician (Senate-R-Florida, 2011-), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1975 Caresa Winters, Miss South Dakota USA (1996)
  • 1977 Elisabeth Hasselbeck, American television panelist (The View)
  • 2010 Prince Louis of Bourbon, elder son of Prince Louis, Duke of Anjou

Weddings in History

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

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