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Tuesday May 28, 2019

May 28: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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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)

  • 1892
    In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
  • 1926
    28th May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
  • 1940
    World War II: Belgium surrenders to Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
  • 1975
    Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
  • 1977
    In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
  • 1998
    Nuclear 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.
  • 1999
    In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
  • 2004
    The 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?

  • 1738
    Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, French physician (d. 1814)
  • 1883
    Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
  • 1888
    Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1942)
  • 1914
    W. G. G. Duncan Smith, British World War II pilot (d. 1996)
  • 1918
    Johnny Wayne, Canadian comedian (Wayne and Shuster) (d. 1990)
  • 1934
    Cecile Dionne, Dionne quintuplets
  • 1950
    Ian Bradley, British writer and academic
  • 1955
    John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd.) (d. 2004)
  • 1956
    Julie Peasgood, British actress
  • 1971
    Isabelle Carré, French actress

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