May 28

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1830 – President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which relocated Native Americans.

1892 – The Sierra club was organized in San Francisco, CA.

1928 – Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.

1929 – Warner Brothers debuted “On With The Show” in New York City. It was the first all-color-talking picture.

1934 – The Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

1937 – President Franklin Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington, DC, signaling that vehicular traffic could cross the newly opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.

1937 – The German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen was founded.

1953 – The Walt Disney film “Melody” premiered in the Paramount Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The picture was the first 3-D cartoon.

1957 – The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. Two years later, the organization launches the Grammy Awards..

1957 – National League club owners voted to allow the Brooklyn Dodgers to move to Los Angeles, CA, and that the New York Giants could move to San Francisco, CA.

1961 – The human rights organization, Amnesty International, was founded.

1984 – The Penguin Colony exhibit opened at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI.

1996 – President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, Jim McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.

1998 – Dr. Susan Terebey discovered a planet outside of our solar system with the use of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

1999 – In Milan, Italy, Leonardo de Vinci’s “The Last Supper” was put back on display after more than 20 years of restoration work.

2002 – Tom Brokaw announced that he would leave NBC Nightly News after the 2004 presidential election. MSNBC anchor Brian Williams was named as his successor.

2002 – The Mars Odyssey found signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.

2002 – The last steel girder was removed from the original World Trade Center site in New York, NY. Cleanup duties officially ended with closing ceremonies at Ground Zero.

2015 – The Observatory at One World Trade Center officially opened.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Sonny Burgess 1931 – Singer

Carroll Baker 1931 – Actress (“Baby Doll”, “Ironweed”, “Kindergarten Cop”, “The Game”, TV’s “Murder, She Wrote”, “L.A. Law”, “Roswell”)

John Karlen 1933 – Actor (TV’s “Dark Shadows”, “Cagney & Lacey”)

Rudolph Giuliani 1944 – FormerMayor of New York City

Gladys Knight 1944 – Singer

Sondra Locke 1944 – Actress (“The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter”, “Willard”, “The Outlaw Josey Wales”, “The Gauntlet”, “Every Which Way But Loose”, “Bronco Billy”, “Any Which Way You Can”, “Sudden Impact”)

Billy Vera 1944 – Singer, actor (Billy Vera & The Beaters – “At This Moment”, the theme song for TV’s “Family Ties”)

John Fogerty 1945 – Musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Ted Snell 1946 – Hockey player (Detroit Red Wings)

Larry Gatlin 1948 – Musician (Gatlin Brothers)

Kirk Gibson 1957 – Baseball player (Detroit Tigers 1979-1987). Born in Pontiac, MI

Brandon Cruz 1962 – Actor (TV’s “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”)

Roland Gift 1961 – Musician (Fine Young Cannibals)

Christa Miller 1964 – Actress (TV’s “Cougar Town”, “Scrubs”, “The Drew Carey Show”)

Chris Ballew 1965 – Musician (Presidents of the United States of America)

Kylie Minogue 1968 – Singer (“The Loco-motion”)

Justin Kirk 1969 – Actor (TV’s “Weeds”)

Marco Rubio 1971 – Politician (Florida Senator)

Elisabeth Hasselbeck 1977 – Television host (TV’s “The View,” “Fox & Friends”, contestant on “Survivor”)

Jake Johnson 1978 – Actor (TV’s “New Girl”)

Jesse Bradford 1979 – Actor (“Flags of Our Fathers”, “Swimfan”, “Clockstoppers”, “Hackers”, TV’s “The West Wing”)

Carey Mulligan 1985 – Actress (“An Education”, “Shame”, “Drive”, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”)

Joseph Cross 1986 – Actor (“Desperate Measures”, “Wide Awake”, “Jack Frost”)

 

TODAY IS:

Amnesty International Day

Brisket Day

Hamburger Day

Indianapolis 500

Menstrual Hygiene Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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