Today in History for 28th May 2022

Historical Events

1866 – Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt/Heemskerk forms
1941 – 1st night game at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. (NY Yankees pip the Senators 6-5)
1953 – Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-“Melody”
1971 – USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
1987 – 60th US National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
1999 – Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase

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Famous Birthdays

1641 – Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Slovenian polymath and natural historian, born in Laibach, Carniola (d. 1693)
1780 – Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
1957 – Walter R. Tucker III, American politician (Rep-D-California 1993-95), born in Compton, California
1968 – Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympics 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
1981 – Daniel Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
1985 – Colbie Caillat, American folk-pop singer-songwriter (“Breakthrough”; ” Bubbly”; “Brighter Than the Sun”), born in Malibu, California

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Famous Deaths

1927 – Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies at 73
1958 – Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, dies at 77
1981 – Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist and composer (Zodiac Suite), dies at 71
1990 – Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies
1994 – Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C’ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), dies of heart attack at 74
1995 – Jean Muir, British fashion designer, dies at 66

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