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Calendar for May 28th, 2013

1770s

  • Born 1779: Thomas Moore (poet)

  • 1840s

  • Died 1843: Noah Webster (writer)

  • 1870s

  • 1870: First stamp auction in the U.S.

  • 1890s

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

  • 1900s

  • Born 1908: Ian Fleming (writer)

  • 1910s

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

  • 1920s

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

  • 1930s

  • 1937: Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicles

  • 1940s

  • Born 1944: Rudy Giuliani (politician)

  • Born 1944: Gladys Knight (singer)

  • Born 1945: Hunter "Patch" Adams (doctor)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1964: Christa Miller (actress)

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

  • Born 1968: Kylie Minogue (singer)

  • 1970s

  • 1971: Mars 3 orbiter and lander was launched

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

  • Born 1979: Jesse Bradford (actor)

  • 1980s

  • 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

  • 1990s

  • Died 1998: Phil Hartman (actor)

  • 2000s

  • 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

  • 2010s

  • Died 2014: Maya Angelou (poet)


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