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Notable Historical Events for May 28th

2006Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

1983"Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

1937Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

197426th Emmy Awards: MASH, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win

1431Joan of Arc accused of relapsing back into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1996U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

1982Pope John Paul II is 1st reigning pope to visit Great Britain (Adrian IV was born in England, as Nicholas Breakspear)

1971Paul McCartney releases his 2nd solo album "Ram"

1889Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

1754Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville

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Notable Birthdays on May 28th

1660George I, Hanover, Germany, King of England (1714-27)

1524Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)

1968Kylie Minogue, Melbourne, Australian pop star and singer (Locomotion)

1938Jerry West, West Virginia, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic-gold-1960)

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Notable Weddings on May 28th

1978NBA legend Jerry West (40) weds cheerleader Karen Bua

2005Politician Justin Trudeau (33) weds tv host Sophie Grégoire (30) in a Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church

1954"The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

1998"Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California

1948Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

1988Journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds Lois Harriett Weber

1959Muppeteer Jim Henson (22) weds Jane Nebel (24) in Salisbury, Maryland

1971NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown

May 28th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 28th

1972Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies at 77

1843Noah Webster, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), dies at 84

May 28th Deaths
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