May 28: Day of the Week
May 28, 2020 is the 149th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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May 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1503James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England signed on that occasion results in a peace that lasts ten years.
- 1932In the Netherlands, construction of the Afsluitdijk is completed and the Zuiderzee bay is converted to the freshwater IJsselmeer.
- 1961Peter 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.
- 1964The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
- 1974Northern Ireland’s power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.
- 1996U.S. President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
- 1998Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
- 1999In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
- 2002NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
- 2004The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq’s interim government.
Who were born on May 28?
- 1524Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)
- 1582William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
- 1588Pierre Séguier, Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
- 1779Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)
- 1916Walker Percy, American author (d. 1990)
- 1943Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004)
- 1957Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
- 1973Marco Paulo, Portuguese footballer
- 1982Desiree del Valle, Filipino actress
- 2010Prince Louis of Bourbon, elder son of Prince Louis, Duke of Anjou
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