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Sunday, May 28, 2017

This is 148th day of the year and 217 days remain in the year.

in history
1863
Robert Gould Shaw, leading the first northern all-black regiment, leaves Boston for the Civil War.
1929
The first all-color, full-length talking picture, On With the Show!, debuted.
1934
The Dionne quintuplets were born in Ontario, Canada.
1957
Baseball owners voted to allow the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to move to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively. Many New Yorkers still haven’t recovered. See other baseball city and nickname changes.
1987
Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old pilot from West Germany, landed his private plane in Moscow’s Red Square. He was arrested and sentenced to four years in a labor camp, but was released after just one.
1997
Linda Finch completed Amelia Earhart's attempted around-the-world flight.
1998
Pakistan staged nuclear tests in response to India's nuclear tests two weeks earlier.
2003
Pres. Bush signed a $350 billion tax cut into law; the third largest tax cut in U.S. history.
May 28 Birthdays Jim Thorpe 1888–1953, American athlete, born near Prague, Oklahoma.
Thomas Moore poet
Ian Fleming author
P. G. T. Beauregard Confederate general
William Pitt statesman
Carl Larsson painter and illustrator



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