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This Day in History for May 28

1774 – 1st Continental Congress convenes in Virginia.

1818 – 1st steam vessel to sail Great Lakes launched.

1889 – Edouard and Andre Michelin incorporate the Michelin Tyre company.

1892 – Sierra Club formed by John Muir and others in San Francisco, for conservation of nature.

1923 – US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere.

1928 – Dodge Brothers Inc. and Chrysler Corporation merge.

1929 – 1st all color talking picture “On With the Show” exhibited (NYC)

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

1937 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to vehicular traffic.

1941 – 1st night baseball game at Washington, D.C., Griffith Stadium (Yanks 6, Senators 5)

1952 – Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park’s Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.

1956 – President Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus.

1962 – Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester, NY.

1962 – US stock market drops $20.8B in 1 day.

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

1984 – George Soros founds the Soros Foundation Budapest to help countries free themselves from communism.

1994 – Twin’s Dave Whitefield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)

1996 – US President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

2016 – Harambe, a gorilla from Cincinnati Zoo, is shot after dragging a 3 year old boy who had slipped into it’s enclosure.

2018 – Coco-Cola launches its first alcoholic drink – Lemon-Do on island of Kyushu, Japan.

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