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  • On This Day: What happened on 28 May?

    On This Day: What happened on 28 May?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 28 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 28 MAY

    2011 |  Malta voted on the introduction of divorce; The proposal was approved by 53% of voters, resulting in a law allowing divorce under certain conditions to be enacted later that year.

    2010 | In West Bengal, India, the Jnaneswari Express train crashed and the subsequent collision killed 148 passengers.

    2008 | The first meeting of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly officially declared Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year rule of the Shah dynasty.

    2004 | The Iraqi Governing Council elected Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq’s transitional government.

    2003 | Peter Hollingworth resigned as the Governor-General of Australia following his criticism of handling allegations of child sexual abuse during his tenure as Archbishop of Brisbane.

    1977 | In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club was engulfed in fire, and at least 165 people were killed inside.

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    BIRTHDAYS 

    1948 | Australian politician, 38th Premier of Tasmania, Michael Field.

    1956 | Jamaican cricketer, Jeff Dujon.

    1946 | English journalist, and author, William Shawcross.

    1945 | Canadian politician, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Jean Perrault.

    1942 | American neurologist, and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate, Stanley B. Prusiner.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS 

    2003 | Russian-Belgian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate,  Ilya Prigogine, 86

    1971 | American soldier and actor, Medal of Honor recipient, Audie Murphy, 46

    1981 | American pianist and composer, Mary Lou Williams, 71.

    1990 | American composer, Julius Eastman, 50.

    2014 | American publisher, Oscar Dystel, 102.

    SPORTS

    1959 | On this day, Billy Wright played his 105th and final match for England against USA in Los Angeles. England scored seven goals in the second half in an 8-1 victory.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    2021 | Paramount Pictures released “A Quiet Place Part II” film in theaters on this day

    AFRICA FACT

    Women in Uganda cover their legs to avoid being mistaken for a prostitute.

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