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Notable Historical Events for May 28th

1521Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

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

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

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

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

1889Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

1983"Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

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

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

1951After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run

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Notable Birthdays on May 28th

1524Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)

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

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

1910T-Bone Walker, Linden Tx, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done)

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Notable Weddings on May 28th

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

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

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

1988Journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds Lois Harriett Weber

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

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

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

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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

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