Historical Events on 28th May

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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
1431 - Joan of Arc accused of relapsing back into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution
1521 - Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
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)
Pope Leo XPope Leo X 1674 - German Parliament declares war on France
1731 - All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
1741 - Spain & Bavaria sign treaty
1742 - 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
1754 - Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville
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
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 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
1889 - Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company
1892 - Sierra Club forms by John Muir in SF, for conservation of nature
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
Industrialist André MichelinIndustrialist André Michelin 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)
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1934 - Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5
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
1937 - Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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
1940 - Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC
Composer and Lyricist Irving BerlinComposer 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)
1946 - Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
1948 - Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
1951 - After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run
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.
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays 1952 - The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
1953 - Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody"
1955 - 81st 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
1956 - Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus
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
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1958 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
1958 - Real Madrid wins 3rd Europe Cup 1 in 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
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
Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthyPolitician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy 1968 - Senator Eugene McCarthy wins Democrate primary in Oregon
1969 - AC Milan wins 14th Europe Cup 1 in 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)
1971 - Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"
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 Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game started 5/26)
1973 - Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1974 - "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances
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 - Bayern Munchen wins 20th Europe Cup 1 in Paris
1975 - Soyuz 18 launches
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
Actress Mary Tyler MooreActress Mary Tyler Moore 1980 - 2 Oakland A's steal home in 1st inning
1980 - Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"
1980 - Nottingham Forest wins 25th Europe Cup in Madrid
1982 - Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
1982 - Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)
1983 - "Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63
1983 - Hamburger ZV wins 28th Europe Cup 1 in Athens
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
Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al YankovicParody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic 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)
42nd US President Bill Clinton42nd US President Bill Clinton 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.
1996 - Pavlo Lazarenko becomes Prime Minister of Ukraine
1997 - Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis
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 - Borussia Dortmund of Germany win UEFA Champions League final against Juventus of Italy 3-1 in 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.
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 VinciPainter, 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.
2003 - Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.
2003 - Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL
2003 - UEFA Champions League: Milan of Italy beat Juventus of Italy 3-2 on penalties in 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)
2006 - Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list
MLB Legend Barry BondsMLB Legend Barry Bonds 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

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