About May 28

May 28, 2021 is the 148th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 249 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 28

  • 585 BC
    A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.
  • 1644
    Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.
  • 1830
    President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans.
  • 1918
    The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the Democratic Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
  • 1926
    28th May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
  • 1930
    The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
  • 1932
    In the Netherlands, construction of the Afsluitdijk is completed and the Zuiderzee bay is converted to the freshwater IJsselmeer.
  • 1934
    Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
  • 1940
    World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
  • 1942
    World War II: in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people.
  • 1951
    British radio comedy programme The Goon Show was broadcast on BBC for the first time.
  • 1961
    Peter Benenson’s article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
  • 1974
    Northern Ireland’s power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.
  • 1979
    Constantine Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
  • 1993
    Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations.
  • 1995
    The Russian town of Neftegorsk is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that kills at least 2,000 people, half of the total population.
  • 1998
    Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
  • 1999
    In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
  • 2004
    The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq’s interim government.
  • 2010
    In West Bengal, India, a train derailment and subsequent collision kills 141 passengers.

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