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Once Upon A Time – May 28 – 1934 – Dionne quintuplets Are born, Becomes 1st Quintuplets To Survive Infancy

1431 Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1588 King Philip II dispatches the Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia from Lisbon, Portugal to invade England

1830 US President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, a key law leading to the forced removal of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes out of Georgia and surrounding states, setting the stage for the Cherokee Trail of Tears

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

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

Historical Events Today Events in 2023
Today in Film & TV
1951 Radio programme “Crazy People” (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan

Today in Music
1968 Fantasy Records releases the self-titled debut album “Creedence Clearwater Revival”, on leader John Fogerty’s 23rd birthday; it feature’s their cover of Dale Hawkin’s “Susie Q”

Today in Sport
1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman’s Fields, London)

1934 Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy

1959 Monkeys Able & Baker zoom 300 miles (500 km) into space on Jupiter missile, become 1st animals retrieved from a space mission

Famous Weddings
1894 Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern

1948 Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

1954 “The Bad and the Beautiful” actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds for German-Belgian-American publicist Ann Buydens (24) (second time for each) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, until his death in 2020

After New Zealand’s Peter Blake crushed all opposition in the 1989-90 Whitbread round the world race an all-female crew came home on this day, stealing the show – May 28, 1990

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