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Famous Events For May 28

Famous Events For May 28 – Today In History

May 28: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – May 28  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 28th May 1156: In the Battle at Brindisi, Norman-Sicillian King William defeated the Byzantine fleet led by John Doukas and Alexios Bryennios.
2. 28th May 1349: In Breslau, Silesia, sixty Jews were murdered today.
3. 28th May 1431: French soldier and National heroine “John of Arc” was today accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again which is believed to have justified her execution.


4. 28th May 1521: A treaty was signed today by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Pope Leo X.
5. 28th May 1644: In Boston the first Baptist Church was organized today.
6. 28th May 1644: During the English Civil War, Royalist troops commanded by the Earl of Derby killed about 1,600 defenders and inhabitants of Bolton, known as the infamous Bolton massacre.

18th Century – What Happened on May 28 – The 1700s

7. 28th May 1731: The Papal State confiscated all Hebrew books.
8. 28th May 1741: A treaty was signed today by Spain and Bavaria.
9. 28th May 1742: The first indoor swimming pool was opened in London today.
10. 28th May 1754: Forces led by George Washington killed French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville at the Battle of Jumonville Glen.
11. 28th May 1774: The first Continental Congress was convened in Virginia today.


19th Century – May 28 This Day That Year – The 1800s

12. 28th May 1818: This day marks the launching of the first steam vessel to sail the Great Lakes.
13. 28th May 1830: The removal of native Indians from all states to the western prairie was today authorized by the US Congress.
14. 28th May 1845: Fire destroyed 1,500 houses in Quebec, Canada today.
15. 28th May 1863: Today the first black regiment (54 Mass) left Boston to fight in the US Civil War.
16. 28th May 1871: French Commune de Paris, a revolt against the French government was put down today.
17. 28th May 1889: The Michelin Tyre Company was incorporated today by Eduardo and Andre Michelin.
18. 28th May 1892: Environmental Philosopher John Muir and others formed the Sierra Club in San Francisco for the conservation of nature.


20th Century – Important Events On This Day May 28th – The 1900s

19. 28th May 1900: A total solar eclipse occurred today.
20. 28th May 1900: To evade the advancing British, Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, fled from the capital city of Pretoria to Watervalboven.
21. 28th May 1901: Laws were enacted today against phosphor matches, inhibiting white phosphorous.
22. 28th May 1907: The first Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy was held today.
23. 28th May 1912: In a cricket match between Australia and South Africa, Jackie Matthews created history by taking two cricket hat-tricks on the same day.
24. 28th May 1918: Azerbaijan declared itself a Democratic Republic after gaining independence today.
25. 28th May 1919: Armenia today declared its independence.
26. 28th May 1923: The US Attorney General averred today that it was legal for women to wear trousers anywhere.
27. 28th May 1926: In the United States, Congress created the US Customs Court today.
28. 28th May 1926: In Portugal, there was a military coup led by General Manual Gomes da Costa.
29. 28th May 1927: Cricketer Walter Hammond scored his 1,000th run of the season after 22 days.
30. 28th May 1928: This day marks the merger of two auto giants, Dodge Brothers Inc. and Chrysler Corporation.
31. 28th May 1930: In New Zealand, Georges Forbes became the premier today. He succeeded Joseph Ward.


32. 28th May 1934: Cricket Legend Donald Bradman today scored 160 runs in 127 minutes for Australia in a match against Middlesex. He struck 27 fours, one six, and one five.
33. 28th May 1934: In Sussex in England, The Glyndebourne festival was inaugurated today.
34. 28th May 1934: Jack Hobbs of England scored his 197th first-class hundred at the age of 51 years and 163 days.
35. 28th May 1936: Alan Turing today submitted the theoretical basis for modern computers “On Computable Numbers” for publication.
36. 28th May 1937: In England, Neville Chamberlain today became the Prime Minister of the UK.
37. 28th May 1937: In the Civil War in Spain, civilians were the biggest casualties as both sides resorted to air attacks using more than 70 airplanes to bomb the cities.
38. 28th May 1937: In San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened for vehicular traffic today.
39. 28th May 1938: In Israel, the foundation was laid today for Tel Aviv harbor.
40. 28th May 1940: Narvik town in Norway was today captured by British-French troops.
41. 28th May 1941: Allied troops today began the evacuation of Crete.

42. 28th May 1942: Nazis today murdered 1,800 Czechs during the attack on Heydrich.
43. 28th May 1951: In a price war, the two biggest retailers in New York City, Macy’s and Gimbals.
44. 28th May 1963: In a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal in India an estimated 22,000 people have lost their lives.
45. 28th May 1963: Cyclone strikes Chittagong in Bangladesh, destroying about 1 million houses.
46. 28th May 1964: Test launch of unmanned Apollo 2 Saturn into Earth orbit.
47. 28th May 1964: In Jerusalem, the Palestine National Congress formed the PLO.
48. 28th May 1965: A build-up of methane gas in a coal mine in Dhanbad India caused an explosion. 375 people lost their livers and several hundred more were injured in the explosion.
49. 28th May 1967: The USSR today performed a nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk in the USSR.
50. 28th May 1967: Francis Chichester, the British sailor, sailed around the world single-handed in his boat Gipsy Moth IV and arrived back in Plymouth today.

51. 28th May 1970: The trial of several men charged in a Dublin Court with conspiracy to import arms illegally for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) began today.
52. 28th May 1970: The United Free University of Brussels today split officially into two entities. One was the French-speaking Universite Libe de Bruxelles and the other was the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
53. 28th May 1971: Spacecraft Mars 3, which was the first spacecraft to soft-land on Mars, was launched today by the USSR.
54. 28th May 1971: Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney released his first-second solo album “Ram” today.
55. 28th May 1972: A bomb that was being prepared exploded prematurely and killed four Provisional Irish Republican Army Volunteers and four civilians, who were preparing the bomb.
56. 28th May 1974: Six people were killed today when the Italian Fascists bombed demonstrators in Brescia.
57. 28th May 1974: The 15-day-old strike in Northern Ireland which was called by the Protestant Extremist Ulster Workers Council, which had crippled its economy, was suspended today as they faced direct rule from Westminster.
58. 28th May 1975: By the Treaty of Lagos, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established today.
59. 28th May 1975: “Soyuz 18” a Soviet spacecraft was launched today.
60. 28th May 1976: The film “Taxi Driver” which was directed by Martin Scorsese won the Palm d’Or at the 29th Cannes Film Festival.

61. 28th May 1977: A fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate Kentucky killed 165 people. It is believed that there were over 3000 people in the club when the fire broke out, and the casualty could have been minimized with a more effective fire alarm system and well-marked fire exits.
62. 28th May 1979: Greece was today accepted as a member by the European Market.
63. 28th May 1980: Joe Darby did a standing long jump of 12’5”.
64. 28th May 1982: In the Falkland Islands the British troops today re-captured Port Darwin and Goose Green. Almost 1,500 Argentines were taken prisoners.
65. 28th May 1982: Pope John Paul II visited Great Britain and became the first reigning pope to visit Great Britain.
66. 28th May 1984: As the nearly 4-year-old war between Iran and Iraq continued, the Iranian President today warned other Persian Gulf Countries to stay Neutral else face consequences.
67. 28th May 1985: In Beirut in Lebanon, David Jacobsen was taken hostage today.
68. 28th May 1986: In Barbados, the Democratic Labour Party won the parliamentary elections today.
69. 28th May 1987: A deep sea robot today discovered “Monitor”, a Civil War warship.

70. 28th May 1987: Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German, flew a light aircraft from Helsinki to Moscow, undetected, and landed safely in Red Square.
71. 28th May 1990: In Colombia, Cesar Gaviria Trujillo was today installed as its President.
72. 28th May 1990: Dominican Freedom Party led by Eugenia Charles won the elections in Dominica today.
73. 28th May 1991: The 17-year-old Marxist rule in Ethiopia came to an end today as the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, EPRDF, took control of the nation’s capital Addis Ababa.
74. 28th May 1993: In Poland, the government led by Suchocka fell today.
75. 28th May 1995: About 2000 people were killed in the Russian of Khabarovsk due to a devastating earthquake today.
76. 28th May 1996: In Ukraine, Pavlo Lazarenko became its Prime Minister.
77. 28th May 1996: James McDougal, Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, who were former business partners of US President Bill Clinton in the Whitewater land deal, were convicted of fraud.
78. 28th May 1997: At least 28 people were killed by a tornado today in Jarrell, Texas.
79. 28th May 1998: In retaliation for the nuclear test conducted by India, Pakistan today detonated 5 nuclear explosions, which prompted the US, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.

80. 28th May 1999: After 22 years of restoration work, painter Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” was put back on display today in Milan, Italy.
81. 28th May 1999: After a dramatic car chase, bank robbers Jackie Arklov and Tony Olsson shot two Swedish police officers with their firearms.

21st Century – May 28 This Day In History – The 2000s

82. 28th May 2002: Russia was today declared as a limited partner in the Western alliance by NATO.
83. 28th May 2003: Peter Hollingworth resigned as Governor-General of Australia after being criticized for his conduct. He became the first Governor-General to do so.
84. 28th May 2003: At Manchester, in the 11th UEFA championship league match, Milan beat Juventus by 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out after a 0-0 full-time score.
85. 28th May 2004: In Iraq, the Iraqi Governing Council chose Ayad Allawi to become the interim Prime Minister. He was a long-time anti-Saddam Hussein exile.
86. 28th May 2006: San Francisco Giant’s Barry Bonds today surpassed Babe Ruth on the all-time greatest list when he hit his 715th home run.
87. 28th May 2006: “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”, the film directed by Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or at the 59th Cannes Film Festival.
88. 28th May 2007: The Minister of Agriculture in Japan, committed suicide by hanging himself in his apartment before being questioned in the Japanese parliament over his being implicated in a political scandal.

89. 28th May 2008: Nepal became a republic today by voting for abolishing their 240-year-old monarchy.
90. 28th May 2009: An artificially inseminated panda gave birth to a cub in the Chiang Mai zoo in Thailand.
91. 28th May 2010: Singer and songwriter Alicia Keys released her song “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”, in a music single release.
92. 28th May 2011: Barcelona today beat Manchester United 3-1 in the 19th UEFA Championship Final in London.
93. 28th May 2012: A woman died in a London hospital while being treated for rabies which she had contracted after being bitten by a dog in South Asia.
94. 28th May 2013: After concerns arose over unauthorized parts, South Korea today suspended operations of two more nuclear reactors.
95. 28th May 2014: Egypt today elected Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as its President.
96. 28th May 2016: A gorilla from Cincinnati Zoo, which dragged a 3-year-old boy who had slipped into its enclosure, was shot.
97. 28th May 2017: “The Square”, a Swedish film directed by Ruben Ostlund won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
98. 28th May 2017: Over 151 people were killed in Sri Lanka by Floods and landslides.
99. 28th May 2018: “Lemon-Do”, the first alcoholic drink by Coca-Cola was launched today on the island of Kyushu in Japan.
100. 28th May 2018: After anti-smoking measures were introduced according to Public Health France, one million French smokers quit smoking in one year.

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