Today in History - May 28

585 BC - Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales

1664 - 1st Baptist Church organizer (Boston)

1731 - All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated

1742 - 1st indoor swimming pool opens in Goodman's Fields, London

1754 - Battle of Jumonville Glen - forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville

1774 - 1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia)

1889 - Ă‰douard and AndrĂ© Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

1907 - Auto-Cycle Union Tourist Trophy, 1st held

1918 - Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic

1923 - Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere

1923 - US unemployment has nearly ended

1926 - US Customs Court created by congress

1929 - 1st all color talking picture 'On With the Show' exhibited (NYC)

1934 - The Glyndebourne festival in Sussex, England, is inaugurated

1937 - Volkswagen is founded

1952 - The women of Greece are given the right to vote

1953 - Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor 'Melody'



1956 - Dale Long becomes 1st player to hit Home Runs in 8 straight games

1961 - Amnesty International founded later it is renamed as Nobel Peace Prize in 1977

1963 - Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed

1971 - USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars

1990 - Longest wheelie by David Robilliard with 5 hours 12 minutes and 33 seconds oat Channel Islands

1902 - The Virginian is published

1999 - In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration works, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece 'The Last Supper' is put back on display


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