On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1900

Historical Events

  • Fire in Cincinnati nearly destroys Reds' grandstand
  • In China, rioters provoked by Boxers burn the Fengtai Railway Station, where many Belgians work

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, flees its capital, Pretoria, goes to Watervalboven to evade the advancing British

3rd President of the South African Republic Paul Kruger
3rd President of the South African Republic
Paul Kruger
  • 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
1900 Highlights

About May 28, 1900

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini