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Sunday, May 28, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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On this date in:

585 BC According to Herodotus, a solar eclipse abruptly ended the Battle of Halys between the Lydians and the Medes.

1533 England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

1892 The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.

1905 Japanese forces led by Admiral Togo Heihachiro destroyed the Russian Baltic Fleet in the Battle of Tsushima, the decisive naval battle in the Russo-Japanese War.

1918 The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, one of the first democratic republics in the Muslim world, was proclaimed in Ganja.

1934 The Dionne quintuplets - Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne - were born to Elzire Dionne at their farm in Ontario, Canada.

1937 The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened to traffic.

1937 Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.

1940 The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.

1957 The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.

1961 An article by Peter Benenson was published in newspapers, starting a letter-writing campaign that grew and became Amnesty International.

1975 Sixteen West African countries signed the Treaty of Lagos, establishing the Economic Community of West Africa

1977 Fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky., killing 165 people.


75 Carroll Baker Actress
75 Irwin Winkler Director
62 Gladys Knight R&B singer



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