This Day In History – May 28th

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Each day of the week we look in the rearview mirror for a look back in time. Let’s go back in time to all the events, birthdays, and more that have happened on May 28th in the past.

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Let’s go back in time to see everything that happened on this day in history

1883 – Alexander III was crowned Tsar of Russia.
1896 – An F4-strength St. Louis–East St. Louis tornado hits in St. Louis, Missouri, and East St. Louis, Illinois, killing at least 255 people and causing over $10–million in damage.
1917 – Pope Benedict XV promulgated the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the first comprehensive codification of Catholic canon law in the legal history of the Catholic Church.
1919 – The NC-4 aircraft arrived in Lisbon after completing the first transatlantic flight.
1927 – The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing of the Ford Model T and began to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.
1930 – The 1,046 feet Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opened to the public.
1933 – The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1933 – Three Little Pigs cartoon with the song “Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf” was released by the Walt Disney Company.
1935 – The Supreme Court of the United States declared the National Industrial Recovery Act to be unconstitutional in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. The United States, (295 U.S. 495).
1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opened to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.
1941 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed an “unlimited national emergency”.
1941 – The German battleship Bismarck was sunk in the North Atlantic killing almost 2,100 men.
1958 – First flight of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.
1965 – American warships began the first bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam.
1967 – The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy was launched by Jacqueline Kennedy and her daughter Caroline.
1996 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with Chechnyan rebels for the first time and negotiated a cease-fire.
1998 – Michael Fortier was sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $200,000 for failing to warn authorities about the Oklahoma City bombing
2016 – Barack Obama was the first president of the United States to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and meet Hibakusha.


1922 – Christopher Lee, English actor, passed in 2015
1923 – Henry Kissinger, German-American political scientist, and politician, 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Prize laureate
1923 – Sumner Redstone, former head of CBS
1930 – William S. Sessions, former Director of the FBI
1935 – Ramsey Lewis, jazz musician and composer
1935 – Lee Meriwether, former Miss America (1955), actress
1936 – Louis Gossett, Jr., actor and producer
1950 – Dee Dee Bridgewater, singer-songwriter and actress
1964 – Adam Carolla, radio personality, actor, producer, and screenwriter, podcast host
1968 – Frank Thomas, “The Big Hurt”, former White Sox star and now sportscaster
1969 – Todd Hundley, baseball player
1975 – André 3000, rapper