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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)

  • 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.
  • 1798
    The United States Congress empowers president John Adams to enlist 10,000 men for service in case of a declaration of war or invasion of the country’s domain. It also authorizes Adams to instruct commanders of ships-of-war to seize armed French vessels preying upon or attacking American merchantmen about the coast.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people.
  • 1951
    British radio comedy programme The Goon Show was broadcast on BBC for the first time.
  • 1958
    Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro’s 26 July movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.
  • 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.
  • 2010
    In West Bengal, India, a train derailment and subsequent collision kills 141 passengers.

Who were born on May 28?

  • 1692
    Joseph Butler, English philosopher (d. 1752)
  • 1908
    Ian Fleming, English author (d. 1964)
  • 1910
    T-Bone Walker, American singer (d. 1975)
  • 1911
    Dame Thora Hird, British actress (d. 2003)
  • 1916
    Walker Percy, American author (d. 1990)
  • 1938
    Prince Buster, Jamaican ska and rocksteady musician
  • 1960
    Mark Sanford, 115th Governor of South Carolina and Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina
  • 1963
    Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
  • 1979
    Ronald Curry, American football player
  • 1981
    Eric Ghiaciuc, American football player

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