THIS DAY IN HISTORY 28/05


This Day in History 28/05

MAY 28TH

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1664 – 1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)

1774 – 1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia)

1918 – Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic

1919 – Armenia declares its Independence

1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote.

1961 – Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)

2008 – The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynast

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1524 – Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)

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1660 – George I, Hanover, Germany, King of England (1714-27)

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1888 – James Francis ‘Jim’ Thorpe, Prague Oklahoma, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold 1912) (d. 1953)

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1910 – T-Bone Walker, Linden Tx, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done)

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1968 – Kylie Minogue, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (Locomotion)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1843 – Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster’s Dictionary), dies at 84

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1972 – Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies at 77

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1991 – Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50

2005 – Eddie Albert, American actor (b. 1906)

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011 – Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)

2013 – Jack Vance, American science fiction author, dies

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