May 28 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

585 BC Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.

1431 Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1588 Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England

1830 US President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, a key law leading to the forced removal of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes out of Georgia and surrounding states, setting the stage for the Cherokee Trail of Tears

1936 Alan Turing submits “On Computable Numbers” for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.

1972 White House “plumbers” first break in at the Democratic National Headquarters and install listening devices at Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C.

Today’s Historical Events

585 BC Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.

640 Severinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope (elected in 638)

1037 Holy Roman Emperor Conrad II removes “Constitutio the Feudis”

1156 Battle at Brindisi: Norman-Sicillian King William beats Byzantine fleet under John Doukas and Alexios Bryennios

1349 60 Jews murdered in Breslau, Silesia

1358 Daint-Leu at Oise begins French boer uprising

1431 Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1521 Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

 

1858 Dion Boucicault‘s play “Foul Play” premieres in London

1951 The Jerry Colonna Show debuts on ABC-TV

1951 Radio programme “Crazy People” (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan

1953 Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-“Melody”

1957 WPSD TV channel 6 in Paducah, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting

1960 Frank Loesser’s musical “Greenwillow”, starring Anthony Perkins, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 95 performances

1962 Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio

1974 26th Emmy Awards: M*A*S*H, Alan Alda & Mary Tyler Moore win, 1st Daytime Award presentation and “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” wins 5 awards, including Cicely Tyson for Dramatic Performance

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1906 Shields and Cobbs’ musical “His Honor, The Mayor” premieres in NYC

1938 Paul Hindemith‘s opera “Mathis der Maler” premieres in Zurich

1940 Irving Berlin‘s musical “Louisiana Purchase”, satirizing Huey Long’s political power, opens at The Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 444 performances

1959 Johnson & Bart’s musical “Lock Up Your Daughters” premieres in London

1964 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 9th String quartet

1966 “Ballad Of Irving”, parody song by Frank Gallop peaks at #34 in US

1966 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s 11th String quartet premieres in Leningrad

1967 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Violin concert

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman’s Fields, London)

1875 3rd Preakness: L Hughes aboard Tom Ochiltree wins in 2:43.5

1880 8th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:40.5

1901 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2

1904 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2

1912 Jackie Matthews takes 2 cricket hat-tricks same day Australia v South Africa

1927 Hammond scores his 1,000th cricket run of the season after 22 days

1934 Jack Hobbs scores his 197th (or 199th) and last 1st class cricket century at 51 years and 163 days of age [1]