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Calendar for May 28th, 2013

Born 1779: Thomas Moore (poet)

Died 1843: Noah Webster (writer)

1870: First stamp auction in the U.S.

1892: The Sierra Club, dedicated to the conservation of natural resources, was founded

Born 1908: Ian Fleming (writer)

1915: Patent application for John B. Gruelle's Raggedy Ann doll filed

1929: On With the Show, the first all-color talking picture, premiered in New York City

1937: Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicles

Born 1944: Rudy Giuliani (politician)

Born 1944: Gladys Knight (singer)

Born 1945: Hunter "Patch" Adams (doctor)

Born 1964: Christa Miller (actress)

1966: When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge topped charts

Born 1968: Kylie Minogue (singer)

1971: Mars 3 orbiter and lander was launched

Born 1977: Elisabeth Hasselbeck (The View co-host)

Born 1979: Jesse Bradford (actor)

1984: An unidentified soldier killed during the Vietnam War was buried with military honors in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Virginia. (He was later identified via DNA testing, and exhumed.)

1985: The cover of Vanity Fair featured a photo of President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan kissing

Died 1998: Phil Hartman (actor)

Died 2002: Mildred Wirt Benson (original author, under the pen name Carolyn Keene, of the Nancy Drew mystery books)

2004: "Baby Jessica" McClure, who held the attention of the nation when she fell into an abandoned well at 18 months old, graduated from Greenwood High School in Texas

2008: In Germany, several people reported seeing what seemed to be UFOs. A police investigation found that it was a 29-year old man proposing to his girlfriend accompanied by glowing paper lanterns

Died 2014: Maya Angelou (poet)

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