Friday, 28 May 2010

May 28 - Summary

May 28th Summary:

May 28 - Events

May 28th Details:
May 28th Events:
585 BC – Solar eclipse occurs - was predicted by Greek philosopher & scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse.
1503 – James IV of Scotland & Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI.
1533 – Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
1588 – The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships & ~ 30,000 men, starts to set sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
1644 – Bolton Massacre - occurs by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.
1754 – French & Indian War - first engagement of the war, in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen.
1830 – President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act - leads to relocation of Native Americans.
1859 – Big Ben is drawn on a carriage from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster.
1892 – John Muir organizes the Sierra Club in San Francisco, California.
1905 – Battle of Tsushima - concludes with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Togo Heihachiro & the Imperial Japanese Navy.
1918 – Declaration of independence by the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic & the Democratic Republic of Armenia.
1926 – Coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
1930 – Official opening of the Chrysler Building in New York City.
1934 – Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva & Elzire Dionne - the 1st quintuplets to survive infancy.
1934 – Inauguration of the Glyndebourne festival in England.
1936 – Alan Turing submits for publication his paper on 'On Computable Numbers'.
1937 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1940 – Belgium surrenders to Germany (World War II).
1940 – Norwegian, French, Polish & British forces recapture Narvik in Norway (World War II).
1952 – Greek women are given the right to vote.
1955 – Henry Bolte becomes Premier of the state of Victoria in Australia.
1964 – Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
1970 – United Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles & the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
1974 – Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists (Northern Ireland's power-sharing).
1975 – Signing of the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
1978 – Presidential elections in Upper Volta are won by the sitting president Sangoulé Lamizana.
1979 – Accession of Greece with the European Economic Community is signed by Constantine Karamanlis.
1982 – British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green (Falklands War).
1987 – West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet Union air defenses & lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow.
1991 – Capital city of Addis Ababa falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front.
1993 – Eritrea & Monaco join the United Nations.
1998 – Pakistan responds to nuclear tests by India with tests of its own.
1999 – Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display, in Milan, Italy.
2002 – NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2002 – Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
2003 – Peter Hollingworth is the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office following criticism of his conduct.
2004 – Ayad Allawi, ananti-Saddam Hussein exile, is selected as prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
2008 – Formally declaration of Nepal as a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.

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May 28 - Deaths

May 28th Details:
May 28th Deaths:
576 – Saint Germain of Paris - French bishop (b. 496)
1357 – King Afonso IV of Portugal (b. 1291)
1556 – Saitō Dōsan - Japanese daimyo (b. 1494)
1672 – John Trevor - English politician (b. 1626)
1747 – Luc de Clapiers - marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715)
1750 – Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)
1787 – Leopold Mozart - Austrian composer (b. 1719)
1805 – Luigi Boccherini - Italian composer (b. 1743)
1808 – Richard Hurd - English Bishop of Worcester & writer (b. 1720)
1811 – Henry Dundas - Scottish politician (b. 1742)
1816 – Ras Wolde Selassie - Ethiopian warlord (b. c. 1745)
1828 – Daikokuya Kōdayū - Japanese castaway (b. 1751)
1843 – Noah Webster - American writer & lexicographer (b. 1758)
1849 – Anne Brontë - English novelist & poet (b. 1820)
1864 – Simion Bărnuţiu - Romanian philosopher & politician (b. 1808)
1878 – John Russell - 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)
1916 – Ivan Franko - Ukrainian writer (b. 1856)
1927 – Boris Kustodiev - Russian painter (b. 1878)
1937 – Alfred Adler - Austrian psychologist (b. 1870)
1940 – Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (b. 1868)
1947 – August Eigruber - Austrian war criminal (b. 1907)
1948 – Unity Mitford - English fascist sympathizer (b. 1914)
1953 – Hori Tatsuo - Japanese writer (b. 1904)
1968 – Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov - Soviet sniper (b. 1908)
1971 – Audie Murphy - American actor & war hero (b. 1924)
1971 – Jean Vilar - French actor (b. 1912)
1972 – King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
1975 – Ezzard Charles - American heavyweight boxing champion (b. 1921)
1976 – Steffan Danielsen - Faroese painter (b. 1922)
1978 – Arthur Brough - English actor (b. 1905)
1980 – Rolf Nevanlinna - Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)
1981 – Stefan Wyszyński - Polish Cardinal Archbishop of Warsaw (b. 1901)
1981 – Mary Lou Williams - American singer (b. 1910)
1982 – Lt Col H. Jones VC - British army officer (b. 1940)
1983 – Erastus Corning 2nd - American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
1984 – Eric Morecambe - British comedian (Morecambe & Wise) (b. 1926)
1988 – Sy Oliver - American jazz trumpeter, composer & bandleader (b. 1910)
1993 – Billy Conn - American boxer & actor (b. 1917)
1994 – Julius Boros - American golfer (b. 1920)
1994 – Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr. - American writer (b. 1916)
1998 – Phil Hartman - Canadian actor & comedian (b. 1948)
2001 – Francisco Varela - Chilean biologist & philosopher (b. 1946)
2001 – Joe Moakley - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (b. 1927)
2001 – Francis Bebey - Cameroonian-born French musician & novelist (b. 1929)
2002 – Jean Berger - German composer (b. 1909)
2003 – Oleg Makarov - Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1933)
2003 – Ilya Prigogine - Russian-born Belgian physical chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
2003 – Martha Scott - American actress (b. 1912)
2004 – Umberto Agnelli - Italian automobile executive (b. 1934)
2004 – Francis Brunn - German juggler (b. 1922)
2006 – Thorleif Schjelderup - Norwegian author & ski jumper (b. 1920)
2007 – Marquise Hill - American football player (b. 1982)
2007 – David Lane - American white nationalist (b. 1938)
2007 – Toshikatsu Matsuoka - Japanese politician (b. 1945)
2008 – Robert Justman - American television producer (b. 1926)
2010 – Gary Coleman - American Actor (b. 1968)

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May 28 - Births

May 28th Details:
May 28th Births:
1140 – Xin Qiji - Chinese poet (d. 1207)
1371 – John the Fearless - Duke of Burgundy (d. 1419)
1524 – Selim II - Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)
1582 – William Fiennes - 1st Viscount Saye & Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
1588 – Pierre Seguier - Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
1641 – Janez Vajkard Valvasor - Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)
1660 – King George I of Great Britain (d. 1727)
1676 – Jacopo Riccati - Italian mathematician (d. 1754)
1692 – Joseph Butler - English philosopher (d. 1752)
1738 – Joseph-Ignace Guillotin - French physician (d. 1814)
1759 – William Pitt the Younger - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1806)
1779 – Thomas Moore - Irish poet (d. 1852)
1807 – Louis Agassiz - Swiss-born zoologist & geologist (d. 1873)
1818 – P.G.T. Beauregard - American Confederate general (d. 1893)
1836 – Alexander Mitscherlich - German chemist (d. 1918)
1837 – George Ashlin - Irish architect (d. 1921)
1837 – Tony Pastor - American vaudeville performer (d. 1908)
1853 – Carl Larsson - Swedish painter (d. 1919)
1858 – Carl Rickard Nyberg - Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
1872 – Marian Smoluchowski - Polish physicist (d. 1917)
1878 – Paul Pelliot - French sinologist (d. 1945)
1879 – Milutin Milanković - Serbian geophysicist (d. 1958)
1883 – Vinayak Damodar Savarkar - Indian revolutionary & politician (d. 1966)
1883 – Clough Williams-Ellis - Welsh architect (d. 1978)
1884 – Edvard Beneš - Czech politician (d. 1948)
1886 – Santo Trafficante - Sr. - Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
1888 – Jim Thorpe/Wa-Tho-Huk - American pentathlete, decathlete, fotball, baseball & basketball player (d. 1953)
1888 – Kaarel Eenpalu - Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1942)
1889 – Richard Réti - Austrian-Czech chess grandmaster (d. 1929)
1892 – Sepp Dietrich - German SS officer (d. 1966)
1900 – Tommy Ladnier - American musician (d. 1939)
1908 – Ian Fleming - English author (d. 1964)
1909 – Red Horner - Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
1910 – T-Bone Walker - American singer (d. 1975)
1910 – Lady Rachel Kempson - English actress (d. 2003)
1911 – Thora Hird - British actress (d. 2003)
1911 – Fritz Hochwälder - Austrian playwright (d. 1986)
1912 – Patrick White - Australian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
1912 – Herman Johannes - Indonesian scientist & politician (d. 1992)
1914 – W. G. G. Duncan Smith - British World War II pilot (d. 1996)
1915 – Joseph Greenberg - American linguist (d. 2001)
1916 – Walker Percy - American author (d. 1990)
1917 – Papa John Creech - American fiddler (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) (d. 1994)
1918 – Johnny Wayne - Canadian comedian (Wayne & Shuster) (d. 1990)
1921 – Heinz G. Konsalik - German novelist (d. 1999)
1922 – Lou Duva - American boxing trainer
1923 – György Ligeti - Hungarian composer (d. 2006)
1923 – Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao - Indian actor & politician (d. 1998)
1925 – Bülent Ecevit - Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)
1925 – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - German baritone
1928 – Jack Kevorkian - Former American pathologist & right-to-die advocate
1931 – Carroll Baker - American actress
1934 – Annette Dionne - Dionne quintuplets
1934 – Cecile Dionne - Dionne quintuplets
1934 – Emilie Dionne - Dionne quintuplets (d. 1954)
1934 – Marie Dionne - Dionne quintuplets (d. 1970)
1934 – Yvonne Dionne - Dionne quintuplets(d. 2001)
1936 – Betty Shabazz - American civil rights activist (d. 1997)
1936 – Claude Forget - French-Canadian politician
1938 – Jerry West - American basketball player
1938 – Prince Buster - Jamaican ska & rocksteady musician
1940 – Shlomo Riskin - American rabbi, founder of the Lincoln Square Synagogue
1941 – Beth Howland - American actress
1942 – Stanley B. Prusiner - American neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1943 – Terry Crisp - Canadian hockey coach
1943 – Elena Souliotis - Greek soprano (d. 2004)
1944 – Rudy Giuliani - 107th Mayor of New York City
1944 – Gladys Knight - American R&B & soul singer & actress
1944 – Patricia Quinn - Northern Irish actress
1944 – Gary Stewart - American singer (d. 2003)
1944 – Billy Vera - American actor & singer-songwriter
1944 – Faith Brown - British actress
1945 – John Fogerty - American singer, songwriter & guitarist (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1945 – Hunter "Patch" Adams - American physician & social activist
1945 – John N. Bambacus - American politician
1946 – Satchidanandan - Indian poet
1946 – Skip Jutze - American baseball player
1947 – Sondra Locke - American actress
1947 – Zahi Hawass - Egyptian egyptologist
1947 – Lynn Johnston - Canadian cartoonist
1949 – Wendy O. Williams - American vocalist (Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
1950 – Ian Bradley - British writer & academic
1950 – Kamala - American professional wrestler
1952 – Russell J. Wintner - American film executive
1953 – Arto Lindsay - American guitarist & singer
1954 – John Tory - Canadian politician
1954 – Townsend Coleman - American voice actor
1954 – Youri Egorov - Soviet classical pianist (d. 1988)
1955 – John McGeoch - Scottish guitarist (Siouxsie & the Banshees, Public Image Ltd.) (d. 2004)
1955 – Mark Howe - American ice hockey player
1956 – Julie Peasgood - British actress
1956 – Jerry Douglas - American dobro player
1956 – Markus Höttinger - Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
1957 – Kirk Gibson - American baseball player
1957 – Ben Howland - American college basketball coach
1957 – Colin Barnes - English footballer
1959 – John Morgan - British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
1960 – Mark Sanford - 115th Governor of South Carolina & Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina
1962 – Roland Gift - English singer (Fine Young Cannibals)
1962 – Brandon Cruz - American actor
1962 – James Michael Tyler - American actor
1963 – Houman Younessi - Iranian-born scientist
1963 – Michelle Collins - British actress
1963 – Gavin Harrison - British drummer (Porcupine Tree)
1964 – Jeff Fenech - Australian boxer
1964 – Armen Gilliam - American basketball player
1964 – Christa Miller - American actress
1964 – David Baddiel - British comedian & television presenter
1964 – Phil Vassar - American country singer
1965 – Chris Ballew - American bassist (The Presidents of the United States of America)
1967 – Glen Rice - American basketball player
1968 – Kylie Minogue - Australian actress & singer
1969 – Mike DiFelice - American baseball player
1969 – Justin Kirk - American actor
1970 – Morgan Fox - Canadian model & 1990 Playboy playmate
1970 – Jimi Goodwin - British bassist, vocalist & guitarist (Doves)
1970 – Ian Cashmore - English actor & paranormal investigator
1970 – Glenn Quinn - Irish actor (d. 2002)
1970 – Bobby Bognar - American singer (The Piper Downs)
1971 – Isabelle Carré - French actress
1971 – Ekaterina Gordeeva - Russian figure skater
1971 – Monika Schnarre - Canadian model
1972 – Michael Boogerd - Dutch cyclist
1972 – Kate Ashfield - British actress
1972 – Doriva - Brazilian footballer
1974 – Alicia Minshew - American actress
1975 – Charmaine Sheh - Hong Kong actress
1976 – Roberto Goretti - Italian footballer
1976 – Glenn Morrison - Australian rugby league player
1976 – Alexei Nemov - Russian gymnast
1976 – Liam O'Brien - American voice actor
1977 – Jeremy Borash - American professional wrestling announcer
1977 – Elisabeth Hasselbeck - American television panelist (The View)
1979 – Jesse Bradford - American actor
1979 – Ronald Curry - American football player
1979 – Joeri Jansen - Belgian athlete
1979 – Monica Keena - American actress
1980 – Mark Feehily - Irish vocalist (Westlife)
1980 – Miguel Pérez - Spanish footballer
1981 – Daniel Cabrera - Dominican baseball player
1981 – Eric Ghiaciuc - American football player
1981 – Adam Green - American singer-songwriter
1981 – Aaron Schock - American politician
1982 – Alexa Davalos - American actress
1982 – Jhonny Peralta - Dominican baseball player
1982 – Desiree del Valle - Filipino actress
1983 – Steve Cronin - American footballer
1983 – Toby Hemingway - British actor
1983 – Humberto Sanchez - Dominican baseball player
1984 – Beth Allen - New Zealand actress
1985 – Colbie Caillat - American singer-songwriter
1985 – Carey Mulligan - British actress
1985 – Konstantinos Mendrinos - Greek footballer
1986 – Berrick Barnes - Australian rugby player
1986 – Joseph Cross - American actor
1986 – Charles N'Zogbia - French footballer
1986 – Michael Oher - American football player
1988 – Percy Harvin - American football player
1988 – David Perron - Canadian ice hockey player

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