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Sunday, May 28th 2017

Today is the 148th day of 2017.  There are 217 days left in this year.


What Happened On This Day In History?

1533 England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
1863 The first black regiment from the North left Boston to fight in the Civil War.
1892 The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.
1937 President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.
1937 Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.
1940 The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.
1957 The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
1977 Fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., killing 165 people.
1984 President Reagan led a state funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for an unidentified American soldier killed in the Vietnam War.
1985 David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers. He was freed 17 months later.
1987 Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses.
1996 President Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.
1998 Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts of its own, raising fears of a nuclear arms race.

Born on this day

1934 The Dionne quintuplets - Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne - were born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario, Canada.

Died on this day

1972 The Duke of Windsor, who abdicated the English throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, died in Paris at age 77.
1998 Comic actor Phil Hartman of ''Saturday Night Live'' and ''NewsRadio'' fame was shot to death at his home in Encino, Calif., by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.
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