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This Day in History for May 28

1774 – 1st Continental Congress convenes in Virginia.

1889 – Edouard and Andre Michelin incorporate the Michelin tire 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.

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

1941 – 1st night game at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. (NY Yankees nip the Senators 6-5)

1951 – After going 0-for-12, Willy Mays connects for his 1st major league home run.

1956 – Dale Long becomes 1st to hit HRs in 8 straight games.

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

1957 – National League approves baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers’ & NY Giants’ move to the US west coast.

1959 – Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets Project 7 astronauts.

1962 – US stock market drops $20,8 billion in 1 day.

1968 – American League announces it is splitting into 2 divisions….National League grants San Diego Padres a franchise.

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.

1996 – U.S. 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.

2006 – Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the MLB all-time list.

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

2019 – Johnson & Johnson go on trial in Oklahoma accused of deceptively marketing painkillers and downplaying risks of addiction helping create “opiod epidemic”, first of 2,000 cases against US pharmaceutical firms.

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