Today in History, May 28th


A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, May 28th!

1805 Napoleon is crowned in Milan, Italy.
1830 Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western Prairie.
1859 The French army launches a flanking attack on the Austrian army in Northern France.
1863 The 54th Massachusetts, a regiment of African-American recruits, leaves Boston, headed for Hilton Head, South Carolina.54th-Massachusetts
1871 The Paris commune is suppressed by troops from Versailles.
1892 The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.
1900 Britain annexes the Orange Free State in South Africa.
1934 The Dionne quintuplets – Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne – were born to Elzire Dionne in Ontario, Canada.
1937 Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.
1940 The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.
1953 Melody, the first animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor, premiers.
1957 The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.
1985 David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers.
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 Bill 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 Comic actor Phil Hartman of “Saturday Night Live” and “NewsRadio” fame was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.Phil-Hartman
1998 Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts.
2002 NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2006 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the career list and move into second place behind Hank Aaron.
2010 Gary Coleman, the former child star of the 1970s TV sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes,” died at age 42 of a brain hemorrhage.

Today in History facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG, and