What happened today in history?
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May 28

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2002The last steel beam still standing after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, is removed.
1998Actor-comedian Phil Hartman dies at age 49.
1995An earthquake hits the Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people.
1993Eritrea and Monaco are admitted to the United Nations.
1987West German pilot Mathias Rust, causes a stir when the 19-year-old lands his plane in Moscow's Red Square.

Pope John Paul II

 John Paul II becomes the first pope to visit Great Britain.

 (photo credit: National Archives and Records Administration)


1972The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of Britain, dies at age 77.
1959NASA sends a pair of monkeys (named Abel and Baker) into space to test the effects of launch and splashdown on mammals.
1957The parent organization of the Grammy® Awards, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, is established.
1937San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge opens to vehicular traffic.
1937Neville Chamberlain becomes the British Prime Minister.
1934The Dionne quintuplets (Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie, and Yvonne) are born at the family farm in Ontario, Canada.
1863The first African-American regiment to fight in the US Civil War leaves Boston to battle the Confederates.
1533  The Archbishop of England decrees the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn to be valid.

Born today:

1968  Kylie Minogue - singer, actress

1962  Roland Gift - singer (Fine Young Cannibals)

1955  Mark Howe - hockey player

1949  Shelley Hamlin - golf champ, LPGA president

1948  Sondra Locke - actress

1945  John Fogerty - singer, guitarist (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

1944  Gladys Knight - singer

1944  Rudolph Giuliani - New York City Mayor

1938  Jerry West - basketball player, coach, Hall of Famer

1931  Carroll Baker - actress

1908  Ian Fleming - author (created fictional superspy James Bond)

1900  Taffy Abel - hockey player

1888  Jim Thorpe - Olympic gold medalist, baseball and football player

1779  Thomas Moore - poet


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