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On this day in 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.

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1431Joan of Arc accused of relapsing back into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1521Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

1754Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville

1889Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

1934Bradman gets 160 Aust v Middlesex, 124 mins, 27 fours, 1x6, 1x5

1937Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1940Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC

1946Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines

1951After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

1971Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

197426th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win

1982Pope 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

1996U.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.

1997Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

1999In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display.

2003Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

2006Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

On This Day In History
Date Event
May 28, 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. 
May 28, 640
Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638) 
May 28, 1037
German emperor Koenraad II removes "Constitutio the Feudis" 
May 28, 1156
Battle at Brindisi: Norman-Sicillian King William beats Byzantine fleet under John Doukas and Alexios Bryennios 
May 28, 1349
60 Jews murdered in Breslau Silesia 
May 28, 1358
Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising 
May 28, 1431
Joan of Arc accused of relapsing back into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution 
May 28, 1521
Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V 
May 28, 1588
Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England 
May 28, 1608
Claudio Monteverdi's "Arianna" premieres in Mantua 
May 28, 1635
Zorilla's "El Desafio de Carlos V" premieres in Madrid 
May 28, 1644
Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby. (English Civil War) 
May 28, 1664
1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston) 
May 28, 1674
German Parliament declares war on France 
May 28, 1731
All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated 
May 28, 1741
Spain & Bavaria sign treaty 
May 28, 1742
1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London) 
May 28, 1754
Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville 
May 28, 1774
1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia) 
May 28, 1818
1st steam vessel to sail Great Lakes launched 
May 28, 1830
US Congress authorizes native Indian removal from all states to western prairie 
May 28, 1845
Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed 
May 28, 1849
Princess Marianne of the Netherlands & Albrecht of Prussia separate 
May 28, 1858
Dion Boucicault's "Foul Play" premieres in London 
May 28, 1863
1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War 
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