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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, May 28, 2025

Born

  • Thomas Moore (poet) –
  • Ian Fleming (writer) –
  • Frank Drake (American astronomer) –
  • Rudy Giuliani (politician) –
  • Gladys Knight (singer) –
  • Hunter "Patch" Adams (doctor) –
  • Christa Miller (actress) –
  • Kylie Minogue (singer) –
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck (The View co-host) –
  • Jesse Bradford (actor) –
  • Michael Oher (football player) –
  • Cameron Boyce (actor) –

Died

  • Noah Webster (writer) –
  • Phil Hartman (actor) –
  • Mildred Wirt Benson (original author, under the pen name Carolyn Keene, of the Nancy Drew mystery books) –
  • Maya Angelou (poet) –

Events

  • French West India Company secured royal grant of all French colonies in America–
  • First stamp auction in the U.S.–
  • The Sierra Club, dedicated to the conservation of natural resources, was founded–
  • Patent application for John B. Gruelle’s Raggedy Ann doll filed–
  • R.H. Macy & Co. was incorporated–
  • On With the Show, the first all-color talking picture, premiered in New York City–
  • Golden Gate Bridge opened to vehicles–
  • When a Man Loves a Woman by Percy Sledge topped charts–
  • Mars 3 orbiter and lander was launched–
  • 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.)–
  • The cover of Vanity Fair featured a photo of President Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan kissing–
  • Hubble Space Telescope photographed unknown object TMR-1C–
  • 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–
  • 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–

Weather

  • Three tornadoes tore through Cincinnati, Ohio–
  • It was 97 degrees F in San Francisco, California–
  • Mother Nature dumped up to 10 inches of snow on parts of Wisconsin–
  • 100 degrees F in Portland, Oregon–
  • Large hail hit areas of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey–

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