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Notable Historical Events for May 28th

1937Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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

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

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.

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

1997Bob Dylan hospitalized in England with histoplasmosis

1983"Ricky" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #63

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

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

1889Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company

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Notable Birthdays on May 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1988Journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds Lois Harriett Weber

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on May 28th

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

1998Phil Hartman, Canadian actor and comedian, murdered by his wife in his sleep at 49

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