What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on May 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 28 is the 149th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 15, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,614,240 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontaenneagon’ day.

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 246 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 4,176 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 28 Historical Events

  • 1918
    The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the Democratic Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
  • 1926
    28th May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
  • 1961
    Peter Benenson’s article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
  • 1991
    The capital city of Addis Ababa, falls to the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.
  • 2008
    The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.

Who were born on May 28?

  • 1763
    Manuel Alberti, Argentine priest and head of state (d. 1811)
  • 1883
    Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian revolutionary and politician (d. 1966)
  • 1957
    Kirk Gibson, American baseball player
  • 1964
    Jeff Fenech, Australian boxer
  • 1988
    David Perron, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on May 28?

  • 576
    Saint Germain of Paris, French bishop (b. 496)
  • 1672
    John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)
  • 1940
    Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (b. 1868)
  • 1984
    Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe and Wise) (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)

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