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

  • 1503
    James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England signed on that occasion results in a peace that lasts ten years.
  • 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.
  • 1936
    Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
  • 1937
    The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • 1958
    Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro’s 26 July movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.
  • 1977
    In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
  • 1982
    Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
  • 1987
    19-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained and will not be released until August 3, 1988.
  • 1991
    The capital city of Addis Ababa, falls to the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
  • 2004
    The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq’s interim government.
  • 2008
    The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
  • 2010
    In West Bengal, India, a train derailment and subsequent collision kills 141 passengers.

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