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May 28: This Day That Year

May 28

- 1660 - Birthday: George I, King of England (1714-27), born in Hanover, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1727).

- 1759 - Birthday: William Pitt the Younger, British PM (Tory: 1783-1801, 1804-06), born in Hayes, Kent, England (died January 23, 1806, age 46).

- 1845 - Canada: 1,500 houses destroyed by fire in Quebec.

- 1889 - Edouard & Andre Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company.

- 1928 - Dodge Brothers Inc and Chrysler Corporation merged.

- 1937 - Neville Chamberlain becomes PM of the United Kingdom.

- 1946 - Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President (5th) of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

- 1952 - Greece: Women are given the right to vote.

- 1963 - India: Around 22,000 people die due to another cyclone in Bay of Bengal.

- 1964 - India: Jawaharlal Nehru (freedom fighter) cremated in New Delhi.

- 1968 - Birthday: Kylie Minogue, Australian pop star and singer born in Melbourne, Victoria.

- 1995 - Russia: Earthquake kills around 2,000 people in Khabarovsk.

- 1996 - Pavlo Lazarenko becomes PM of Ukraine.

- 1999 - Italy: After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper" is put back on display in Milan.

- 2014 - Maya Angelou, American author poet and actress, dies (born April 4, 1928, age 86).

- 2016 - Harambe (Western lowland gorilla) shot and killed at 17 by a zoo worker, to protect a 3 year old boy who had climbed into the enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden,

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