I only pulled out the events I found interesting or important. There were hundreds of other events historyorb.com found worthy of note.
Here are some things that happened on May 28th:
1742 - 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
1818 - 1st steam vessel to sail Great Lakes launched
|Steamboat Walk-in-the-Water launched in Lake Erie.|
1863 - 1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War
1923 - Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere
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 SF opens to vehicular traffic
|My hubby and me in front of the Golden Gate Bridge|
in October 2014
1972 - White House "plumbers" break into Democratic Natlional HQ at Watergate
|My girls and me on the Potomac River in April. The|
circular building behind us is the Watergate Hotel.
I observed two interesting things while I looked at this list and the birthday list for May 28th. The first is that there were more significant events in American history (on May 28th) between the 1920's and 1940's. The second is that on the birthday list, after the 1880's, the majority of people worth noting were actors, actresses, and athletes. Before that the majority were composers, inventors, scientists, authors, and political leaders.
Your Turn: Which events listed above do you find the most interesting or important?
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