On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand
  • In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work
  • Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, flees its capital, Pretoria, goes to Watervalboven to evade the advancing British
  • Total solar eclipse occurs

Famous Birthdays

  • Owen Aisher, English businessman and president (Royal Yachting Association 1970-75), born in Bulford, Wiltshire (d. 1993)
  • Tommy Ladnier, American jazz musician, born in Mandeville, Louisiana (d. 1939)

Famous Deaths

  • George Grove, English biblical scholar and misicographer, dies at 79