Sunday, May 28, 2017
History for May 28 - On-This-Day.com:
Thomas Moore 1779 - Lawyer, social philosopher, author, Jim Thorpe 1888 - Olympic athlete, baseball and basketball player, Ian Fleming 1908 - Author, journalist, created character of James Bond
Gladys Knight 1944 - Singer, Rudolph Giuliani 1944 - Mayor of New York City, Marco Rubio 1971 - Politician
1533 - England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
1863 - The first black regiment left Boston to fight in the U.S. Civil War.
1928 - Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.
1934 - The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
1937 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, DC, signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the newly opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.
1987 - Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses. He was released August 3, 1988.
1996 - U.S. President Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal were convicted of fraud.
1998 - Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts. The U.S., Japan and other nations imposed economic sanctions. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said "Today, we have settled the score with India."