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Tuesday May 28, 2019

May 28: Day of the Week

May 28, 2019 is the 148th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 217 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 585 BC
    A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Greek philosopher and scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from which other dates can be calculated.
  • 1588
    The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port).
  • 1644
    Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.
  • 1918
    The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the Democratic Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
  • 1930
    The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens.
  • 1934
    Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
  • 1952
    The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • 1975
    Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
  • 2002
    NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
  • 2003
    Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.

Who were born on May 28?

  • 1910
    Georg Gaßmann, German politician (d. 1987)
  • 1925
    Bülent Ecevit, Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)
  • 1933
    John Karlen, American actor
  • 1940
    Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist
  • 1955
    John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd.) (d. 2004)
  • 1956
    Markus Höttinger, Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1962
    Brandon Cruz, American actor
  • 1972
    Doriva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976
    Roberto Goretti, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Colbie Caillat, American singer-songwriter

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