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1982Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)

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

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

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

2003Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL

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

1889Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

1937Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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

1983"Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

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

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

May 28th Historical Events
Date Event
585
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. 
BC
AD
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) 
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 
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 
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) 
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 
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. 
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 
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 
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) 
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 
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 
1987
Mathias Rust, 19, W German pilot, makes unauthorized landing 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) 
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. 
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 
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. 
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 
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 
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 
2016
New York plane crash: WW2 aircraft in Hudson River 
2016
US-led airstrikes kill dozens of Islamic State fighters in Fallujah 
2016
35 protesters arrested outside of Trump rally in San Diego 
2016
Amber Heard accuses estranged husband Johnny Depp of domestic violence 
2016
Italy navy recovered 45 bodies near half-sunken migrant boat 
2016
Medical experts urge delay or relocation of Olympics due to Zika 
2017
British Airways cancels all flights from 2 London airports amid global computer outage 
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