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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is established after the Assembly votes overwhelmingly in favor of abolishing the country's 240-year-old monarchy. Girija Prasad Koirala becomes temporary head of state.
The Nepalese Constituent Assembly declares Nepal to be a federal, democratic republic abolishing the 240 year old Nepalese monarchy. //sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14683139 (Sify)
The Nepalese Constituent Assembly meets for the first time since the Nepalese Constituent Assembly election, 2008 with the Assembly expected to establish a new Constitution of Nepal. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7422900.stm (BBC News)
The Governor of New York David Paterson directs New York state agencies to recognise gay marriages performed in other jurisdictions such as Canada, California and Massachusetts. //www.nytimes.com/2008/05/29/nyregion/29marriage.html ("The New York Times")
In Dublin, over 100 countries, not including the United States, Russia, or China, agree to the Convention on Cluster Munitions banning cluster bombs. //www.rte.ie/news/2008/0528/clusterbombs.html (RTÉ) //news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080528/ts_afp/irelandweaponsdiplomacy (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Prometea, the first horse cloned by Italian scientists, is born.
A.C. Milan win the 2002/2003 final of the UEFA Chions League by beating Juventus 3:2 (penalty shootout) at Old Trafford in Manchester. The game had ended 0–0 before the shootout.
AC Milan defeats fellow Italian rival Juventus 3–2 on penalties after a scoreless tie to win the UEFA Chions League, their sixth European title.

Thursday, May 28, 1998

A second nuclear test, codenamed "Chagai-II", is conducted and supervised by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC).
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.
Nuclear testing: In response to a series of Indian nuclear tests, Pakistan explodes 5 nuclear devices of its own in the Chaghai hills of Baluchistan, codenamed "Chagai-I", prompting the United States, Japan and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.

Tuesday, May 28, 1996

Albania's general election of May 26 is declared unfair by international monitors, and the ruling Democratic Party under President Sali Berisha is charged by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe with rigging the elections. Several hundred protestors gather in Tirana to demonstrate against the election result.
The Hoover Institution releases an optimistic report that global warming will probably reduce mortality in the United States and provide Americans with valuable benefits.//www.stanford.edu/~moore/health.html Health and Amenity Effects of Global Warming
The Likud Party, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, wins a narrow victory in the Israeli general election.

Sunday, May 28, 1995

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Neftegorsk, Russia kills at least 2,000.

Friday, May 28, 1993

Eritrea and Monaco gain entry to the United Nations.

Tuesday, May 28, 1991

Thursday, May 28, 1987

Nineteen year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet air defenses and lands a private plane on Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained (released on August 3, 1988).

Saturday, May 28, 1983

Sunday, May 28, 1978

Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins his third race, and the first for car owner Jim Hall.

Saturday, May 28, 1977

The Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, is engulfed in fire, killing 165 inside.

Wednesday, May 28, 1975

The United Kingdom votes yes in a referendum to stay in the European Community.
The Suez Canal opens for the first time since the Six-Day War.
Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.

Friday, May 28, 1971

Portugal resigns from UNESCO.

Sunday, May 28, 1961

Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This is later considered the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.

Thursday, May 28, 1959

Two monkeys, Able and Miss Baker are the first living beings to successfully return to Earth from space aboard the flight Jupiter AM-18.

Friday, May 28, 1948

Daniel Francois Malan defeats Jan Smuts and becomes Prime Minister of South Africa, ushering in the era of apartheid, which is finally dismantled by F W de Klerk in 1994.

Monday, May 28, 1945

William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is captured. He is later charged with high treason in London for his English-language wartime broadcasts on German radio, convicted, and then hanged in January 1946.
German communists, led by Walter Ulbricht, arrive in Berlin.
Dutch painter Han van Meegeren is arrested for collaboration with the Nazis, but the paintings he had sold to Hermann Göring (Koch) are later found to be his fakes.

Saturday, May 28, 1938

In a conference at the Reichs Chancellery, Hitler declares his decision to destroy Czechoslovakia by military force, and orders the immediate mobilization of 96 Wehrmacht divisions.

Friday, May 28, 1937

Spanish Civil War: Spanish ship "Ciudad de Barcelona" is torpedoed.
The Chicago Police Department shoot and kill ten unarmed demonstrators in Chicago in what is known as the Memorial Day massacre.

Monday, May 28, 1934

Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne, becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

Friday, May 28, 1926

The 1926 coup d'état commanded by Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal installs the Ditadura Nacional (National Dictatorship), followed by António de Oliveira Salazar's Estado Novo.
The 1926 coup d\\\\'état commanded by Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal installs the Ditadura Nacional (National Dictatorship), followed by António de Oliveira Salazar's Estado Novo.

Tuesday, May 28, 1918

Armenia and Azerbaijan declare their independence as the Democratic Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic respectively.

Monday, May 28, 1900

Boxer Rebellion: The Boxers attack Belgians in the Fengtai railway station.

Saturday, May 28, 1898

Secondo Pia takes the first photographs of the Shroud of Turin and discovers that the image on Shroud itself appears to be a photographic negative.

Saturday, May 28, 1892

Monday, May 28, 1888

In Scotland, the Celtic F.C. plays its first official match winning 5–2 against Rangers F.C..

Sunday, May 28, 1871

Following the invasion of the Paris Commune by Government troops, 147 Communards, the last defenders of the workers' district of Belleville, are shot, on the last day of the Bloody Week (Semaine Sanglante) in which the Commune is crushed.

Saturday, May 28, 1864

Montana is organized as a United States territory out of parts of Washington Territory and Dakota Territory, and is signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.

Thursday, May 28, 1863

American Civil War ndash The 54th Massachusetts, the first African-American regiment, leaves Boston, Massachusetts to fight for the Union.

Monday, May 28, 1860

One of the worst storms ever experienced in the region hits the east coast of England, sinking more than 100 ships and killing at least 40 people.Among those rescued at sea is the crew of the brig "Hannah", captained by George Jezzard, the great-great-great-grandfather of the actor David Suchet.
ndash The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.

Monday, May 28, 1838

Braulio Carrillo is sworn in as Head of State of Costa Rica, thus beginning his second term in office.

Friday, May 28, 1830

Sunday, May 28, 1826

June ndash Photography: Nicéphore Niépce makes a true photograph.
Pedro I of Brazil abdicates as King of Portugal.

Wednesday, May 28, 1794

June 1 ndash The Glorious First of June (Battle of Ushant): British and French ships battle to a draw.

Tuesday, May 28, 1754

The Battle of Jumonville Glen begins the French and Indian War in North America.

Tuesday, May 28, 1737

The planet Venus passes in front of Mercury. The event is witnessed during the evening hours by the amateur astronomerJohn Bevis at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. As of 2006, it is still the only such planet/planet occultation that has been directly observed.

Thursday, May 28, 1716

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, suffers a paralytic stroke.

Monday, May 28, 1607

Jamestown: The Fort is pallisadoed: we laboured, pallozadoing our fort Gabriel Archer (Arber).

Saturday, May 28, 1588

The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, begins to set sail from Spain heading for the English Channel (it will take until May 30 for all of the ships to leave port).
July ndash King Henry III of France capitulates to the Duke of Guise and returns to Paris.

Saturday, May 18, 1577 (Julianian calendar)

The "Bergen Book", better known as the "Solid Declaration" of the Formula of Concord, one of the Lutheran confessional writings, is published. The earlier version, known as the "Torgau Book" (1576), had been condensed into an "Epitome" both documents are part of the 1580Book of Concord.

Sunday, May 20, 1358 (Julianian calendar)

The Jacquerie: A peasant rebellion begins in France during the Hundred Years\' War, which consumes the Beauvais and allies with Étienne Marcel's seizure of Paris.
The Jacquerie: A peasant rebellion begins in France during the Hundred Years' War, which consumes the Beauvais and allies with Étienne Marcel's seizure of Paris.

Saturday, May 20, 1357 (Julianian calendar)

Peter I becomes King of Portugal after the death of his father, Alfonso IV.

Thursday, May 21, 1265 (Julianian calendar)

Future King Edward I of England escapes the captivity of Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester.

Friday, May 23, 900 (Julianian calendar)

The Byzantine offensive against the Muslim troops starts anew in Cilicia, Mesopotamia and Armenia.ref name=Bréhier
victory of the Transoxania amir Ismail Samani at Balkh over Amr Saffari, the latter is captured and sent to the Abassid caliph in Baghdad. It marks also the beginning of the dispersion of the local Shi'ites by the new Sunni power.
The Qarmatians of Al-Bahrayn, under Abū-Saʿīd Jannābī, score a major victory over the Abbasid army led by Al-'Abbas ibn 'Amr al-Ghanawi.
In India, beginning of the rule of Maravarman Rajasimha II, king of Pandya.
Gyeonhwon formally establishes the kingdom of Hubaekje in southwestern Korea.
January ndash the count of CapuaAtenulf I conquers the principality of Benevento.Barbara M. Kreutz //books.google.fr/books?id=qamIQbPLMqgCpg=PA67 "Before the Normans" University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996 ISBN 978-0-8122-1587-8

Saturday, May 24, 861 (Julianian calendar)

Pisa taken by Vikings,
Paris burnt by Vikings.

Thursday, May 25, 640 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Severinus succeeds Pope Honorius I as the 71st pope.

Monday, May 25, 621 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Hulao: Li Shimin defeats the numerically superior army of Dou Jiande.
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