May 28 holidays in 2019

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Hamburger Day
- Weird
Republic Day
Armenia National Holiday
Derg Downfall Day
Ethiopia Public Holiday
National Brisket Day
- Weird

Historical Events on May 28

  • 1644: The Bolton Massacre occurs on this day.
  • 1754: Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeats a French reconnaissance party at the Battle of Jumonville Glen in Southwestern Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War.
  • 1802: Rather than submit to the demands of Napoleon’s forces, four hundred slaves led by Louis Delgres blow themselves up in Guadeloupe.
  • 1830: The Indian Removal Act is signed by United States’ President Andrew Jackson. This act relocates Native Americans west.
  • 1871: The Paris Commune falls.
  • 1892: The Sierra Club is founded by John Muir in San Francisco, California.
  • 1937: Volkswagen is founded in Germany.
  • 1940: The Battle of Belgium ends during World War 2 with Belgium surrendering to German forces.
  • 1940: During WWII, British, Norwegian, Polish and French forces recapture the city of Narvik in Norway.
  • 1942: Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill almost 2,000 people in retaliation for the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich.
  • 1948: Daniel Francois Malan become Prime Minister of South Africa.
  • 1958: An army post in El Uverso, Cuba is overwelmed by Fidel Castro’s forces.
  • 1996: Former business partners in the Whitewater Land Deal of U.S President Bill Clinton are convicted of fraud. These people are Jim and Susan McDougal and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker.
  • 1998: Pakistan conducts a number of nuclear tests. This prompts the U.S and other nations to put economic sanctions on Pakistan.
  • 1999: “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci is put back on display after over 20-years of restoration work on it.

Famous Birthdays on May 28

  • Confederate General P.G.T Beauregard is born in 1818.
  • Italian-American gangster Santo Trafficante is born in 1886.
  • American trumpet player Tommy Ladnier is born in 1900.
  • American singer-songwriter and guitarist, T-Bone Walker is born in 1910.
  • Irish novelist Maeve Binchy is born in 1939.
  • American biochemist, neurologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Stanley B. Prusiner is born in 1942.
  • English actress and singer, Faith Brown is born in 1944.
  • American singer-songwriter Gladys Knight is born in 1944.

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