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May 28th History

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May 28th In Pop Culture History

585 BC - A solar eclipse occurred, as predicted by the Greek philosopher and scientist Thales. Knowing this exact date helped historians find other exact and near exact historical dates.

1830 - US President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which relocated Native Americans.

1892 - In San Francisco, California, John Muir organized the Sierra Club.

1897 - Jell-o was introduced.

May 28, 1*81 Birthday (fictional) Kenneth Parcell, 30 Rock, TV

1902 - Owen Wister's The Virginian was published by Macmillan Press. The book made the American Cowboy an icon.

May 28, 1908 Birthday (fictional) Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Baddie, James Bond, Film

1928 - The Dodge Brothers, Inc. and the Chrysler Corporation merged.

1935 - John Steinbeck's first successful novel, Tortilla Flat, was published.

1937 - Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH, later renamed Volkswagenwerk, or Volkswagon was founded.

1937 - The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco was officially opened to vehicles

1964 - The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was formed.

1966 # 1 Hit May 28, 1966 - June 10, 1966: Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman

1974 - Broadway Show - The Magic Show (Musical) May 28, 1974

1983 # 1 Hit May 28, 1983 - July 8, 1983: Irene Cara - Flashdance... What a Feeling

1987 - Matthias Rust, a 19-year-old amateur pilot from West Germany, took off from Helsinki, Finland, in his Cessna, and landed in Red Square, the heart of the Soviet Union.

1988 # 1 Hit May 28, 1988 - June 17, 1988: George Michael - One More Try

1998 - Former Saturday Night Live actor and comedian Phil Hartman was shot and killed by his wife Brynn, in a murder/suicide.

1999 - In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper was put back on display. It is bigger than most people think - it is life size, almost 29 feet wide.

May 28th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Kylie Minogue (1968)
Lou Duva (1922)
Colbie Caillat (1985)
John Fogerty (1945)
Christa Miller (1964)
Jim Thorpe (1888)
Ian Fleming (1908 - 1964)
Gladys Knight (1944)
Papa John Creach (1917 - 1994)
Wendy O. Williams (1949 - 1998)
T-Bone Walker (1910 - 1975)

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Clubs - Alexander the Great
Hearts - Charlemagne
Diamonds - Julius Caesar



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