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This Day in History – May 28

This Day In History1664 – 1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston).

1774 – 1st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia).

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

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

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

1923 – US unemployment has nearly ended.

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

1940 – Irving Berlin’s musical “Louisiana Purchase” premieres in NYC.

1955 – Indianapolis 500: Bob Sweikert wins.

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

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

1968 – American League baseball announces it is splitting into 2 divisions.

1968 – National League baseball grants San Diego Padres a franchise.

1972 – White House “plumbers” break into the Democratic National Headquarters in Washington, DC.

1974 – “Magic Show” opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances.

1989 – Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins.

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

1997 – Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt. Everest for 3rd time.

2003 – Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL.

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

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