DateNameLocation / Topic
Thursday, May 28
Republic Day Republic Day
Thursday, May 28
Republic Day
Thursday, May 28
Hamburger Day Hamburger Day
Thursday, May 28
Derg Downfall Day Derg Downfall Day
Thursday, May 28
Orthodox Ascension Day Orthodox Ascension Day
Thursday, May 28
National Brisket Day National Brisket Day
Thursday, May 28
Eid ul-Fitr Holiday
Thursday, May 28
Erev Shavuot Erev Shavuot
Thursday, May 28
Ganatantra Diwas (Republic Day)
Thursday, May 28
Menstrual Hygiene Day Menstrual Hygiene Day
Thursday, May 28
Amnesty International Day Amnesty International Day

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.