Thursday, May 28, 2015

Today in History: Thursday, May 28, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On May 28, 2003, President George W. Bush signed a 10-year, $350 billion package of tax cuts.
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On this date in:
1533England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
1892The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.
1934The Dionne quintuplets - Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne - were born to Elzire Dionne in Ontario, Canada.
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1937Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.
1940The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.
1957The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.
1985David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers.
1987Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses.
1996President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.
1998Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts.
1998Comic actor Phil Hartman of "Saturday Night Live" and "NewsRadio" fame was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.
2002NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2006Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the career list and move into second place behind Hank Aaron.
2010Gary Coleman, the former child star of the 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," died at age 42 of a brain hemorrhage.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Carey Mulligan turns 30 years old today.
AP Photo/Jonathan Short
Jerry WestBasketball Hall of Famer77
Beth HowlandActress ("Alice")74
Rudolph GiulianiFormer New York City mayor71
Sondra LockeActress71
John FogertyRock musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival)70
Jerry DouglasCountry musician (Union Station)59
Mark SanfordU.S. representative, R-S.C.55
Brandon CruzActor ("The Courtship of Eddie's Father")53
Kylie MinogueRock singer47
Justin KirkActor ("Weeds")46
Marco RubioU.S. senator, R-Fla.44
Elisabeth HasselbeckTV host ("Fox & Friends")38
Jake JohnsonActor ("New Girl")37
R&B singer Gladys Knight turns 71 years old today.
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