May 28 Events

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May 28th, 2008 (May 28 2008)EventThe first meet of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a Federal Democratic Republic ending the reign of 450 year old Shah Dynasty that ruled the Unified Nepal for 240 years.
May 28th, 2004 (May 28 2004)EventThe Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become prime minister of Iraq s interim government.Saddam Hussein Quotes
May 28th, 2003 (May 28 2003)EventPeter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.
May 28th, 2002 (May 28 2002)EventNATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
May 28th, 1999 (May 28 1999)EventIn Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci s masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display.
May 28th, 1999 (May 28 1999)EventTwo Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklov and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase.
May 28th, 1998 (May 28 1998)EventNuclear 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.
May 28th, 1996 (May 28 1996)EventU.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.Bill Clinton Quotes
May 28th, 1995 (May 28 1995)EventThe Russian town of Neftegorsk is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that kills at least 2,000 people, ? of total population.
May 28th, 1991 (May 28 1991)EventThe capital city of Addis Ababa, falls to the Ethiopian People s Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.
May 28th, 1987 (May 28 1987)Event19-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained and is not released until August 3, 1988.
May 28th, 1987 (May 28 1987)EventA robot probe finds the wreckage of the USS Monitor near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
May 28th, 1982 (May 28 1982)EventFalklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
May 28th, 1979 (May 28 1979)EventConstantine Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
May 28th, 1978 (May 28 1978)EventSecond round of the presidential elections in Upper Volta. The election is won by incumbent Sangoule Lamizana.
May 28th, 1977 (May 28 1977)EventIn Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
May 28th, 1975 (May 28 1975)EventFifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
May 28th, 1974 (May 28 1974)EventNorthern Ireland s power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.
May 28th, 1970 (May 28 1970)EventThe formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Universite Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
May 28th, 1964 (May 28 1964)EventThe Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
May 28th, 1961 (May 28 1961)EventPeter Benenson s article "The Forgotten Prisoners" is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.Peter Benenson Quotes
May 28th, 1955 (May 28 1955)EventHenry Bolte becomes Premier of the state of Victoria.
May 28th, 1952 (May 28 1952)EventMemphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park s Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.
May 28th, 1952 (May 28 1952)EventThe women of Greece are given the right to vote.
May 28th, 1942 (May 28 1942)EventWorld War II: in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1800 people.Reinhard Heydrich Quotes
May 28th, 1940 (May 28 1940)EventWorld War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany.
May 28th, 1940 (May 28 1940)EventWorld War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik. This is the first allied infantry victory of World War II.
May 28th, 1937 (May 28 1937)EventThe Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC, who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.
May 28th, 1937 (May 28 1937)EventNeville Chamberlain becomes British Prime Minister.
May 28th, 1936 (May 28 1936)EventAlan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.Alan Turing Quotes
May 28th, 1934 (May 28 1934)EventNear Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
May 28th, 1934 (May 28 1934)EventThe Glyndebourne festival in England is inaugurated.
May 28th, 1930 (May 28 1930)EventThe Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
May 28th, 1926 (May 28 1926)Event28th May 1926 coup d etat: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
May 28th, 1918 (May 28 1918)EventThe Democratic Republic of Armenia declares its independence.
May 28th, 1918 (May 28 1918)EventThe Azerbaijan Democratic Republic declares its independence
May 28th, 1905 (May 28 1905)EventRusso-Japanese War: the Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Togo Heihachiro and the Imperial Japanese Navy.
May 28th, 1892 (May 28 1892)EventIn San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.John Muir Quotes
May 28th, 1863 (May 28 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first African American regiment, leaves Boston, Massachusetts, to fight for the Union.
May 28th, 1830 (May 28 1830)EventPresident Andrew Jackson signs The Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.Andrew Jackson Quotes
May 28th, 1774 (May 28 1774)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: the first Continental Congress convenes.
May 28th, 1754 (May 28 1754)EventFrench and Indian War: in the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania.George Washington Quotes
May 28th, 1644 (May 28 1644)EventBolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.
May 28th, 1588 (May 28 1588)EventThe Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port).
May 28th, 1533 (May 28 1533)EventThe Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.Anne Boleyn Quotes
May 28th, 1503 (May 28 1503)EventJames IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England signed on that occasion results in a peace that lasts ten years.Alexander Pope Quotes
May 28th, 0585 (May 28 0585)EventA solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated. Philo Quotes

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