On This Day in History

for Thursday 28th May, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 191

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.
1431 - Joan of Arc accused of relapsing back into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution
1588 - Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
1830 - US Congress authorizes native Indian removal from all states to western prairie
1936 - Alan Turing submits "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.
1972 - White House "plumbers" break into Democratic Natlional HQ at Watergate

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 267

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 15

1894 - Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern
1948 - Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz
1954 - "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas
1959 - Muppeteer Jim Henson (22) weds Jane Nebel (24) in Salisbury, Maryland
1971 - NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1533 - The Archbishop of Canterbury voids the marriage of King Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 103

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 236


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