Important Events (from1901 to 2015)

May 28, 2016

May 28
• 1900 – Gare d'Orsay railway station is inaugurated in Paris.
• 1905 – Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō and the Imperial Japanese Navy.
• 1907 – The first Isle of Man TT race was held.
• 1918 – The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the First Republic of Armenia declare their independence.
• 1926 – The 28 May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
• 1932 – In the Netherlands, construction of the Afsluitdijk is completed and the Zuiderzee bay is converted to the freshwater IJsselmeer.
• 1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
• 1936 – Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication.
• 1936 – Klaipėda Radio Station begins regular broadcasting.
• 1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span.
• 1937 – Volkswagen (VW), the German automobile manufacturer is founded.
• 1940 – World War II: Belgium surrenders to Nazi Germany to end the Battle of Belgium.
• 1940 – World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War.
• 1942 – World War II: In retaliation for the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people.
• 1948 – Daniel François Malan is elected as Prime Minister of South Africa. He later goes on to implement Apartheid.
• 1951 – The British radio comedy program The Goon Show is broadcast on the BBC for the first time.
• 1952 – The women of Greece are granted the right to vote.
• 1958 – Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero.
• 1961 – Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International.
• 1964 – The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
• 1974 – Northern Ireland's power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists.
• 1975 – Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
• 1977 – In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside.
• 1979 – Konstantinos Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community.
• 1987 – West German pilot Mathias Rust, who was 18 years old, evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. He is immediately detained and would not be released until August 3, 1988.
• 1991 – The capital city of Addis Ababa falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War.
• 1993 – Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations.
• 1995 – The Russian town of Neftegorsk is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that kills at least 2,000 people, half of the total population.
• 1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, Jim McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.
• 1998 – Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually.
• 1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display.
• 2002 – The last steel girder is removed from the original World Trade Center site. Cleanup duties officially end with closing ceremonies at Ground Zero inManhattan, New York City.
• 2002 – NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
• 2002 – The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
• 2003 – Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct.
• 2004 – The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
• 2008 – The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.
• 2010 – In West Bengal, India, a train derailment and subsequent collision kills 141 passengers.
• 2011 – Malta votes on the introduction of divorce.