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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May 28 - This Day in History

May 28 : General Interest
1961: Appeal for Amnesty campaign launches

On this day in 1961, the British newspaper The London Observer publishes British lawyer Peter Benenson's article "The Forgotten Prisoners" on its front page, launching the Appeal for Amnesty 1961--a campaign calling for the release of all people imprisoned in various parts of the world because of the peaceful expression of their beliefs... read more


American Revolution
1754 : Lieutenant Colonel George Washington begins the Seven Years' War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lieutenant-colonel-george-washington-begins-the-seven-years-war

Automotive
1937 : Volkswagen is founded
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/volkswagen-is-founded

Civil War
1863 : African-American regiment departs for combat
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-54th-massachusetts-leaves-boston

Cold War
1987 : Matthias Rust lands his plane in Red Square
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/matthias-rust-lands-his-plane-in-red-square

Crime
1986 : The decision in a well-known securities fraud case is upheld
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-decision-in-a-well-known-securities-fraud-case-is-upheld

Disaster
1965 : Mine explosion kills hundreds in India
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mine-explosion-kills-hundreds-in-india

General Interest
1754 : First blood of the French and Indian War
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-blood-of-the-french-and-indian-war
1991 : Ethiopian capital falls to rebels
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ethiopian-capital-falls-to-rebels

Hollywood
1998 : Comic Phil Hartman killed by wife
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/comic-phil-hartman-killed-by-wife

Literary
1935 : Tortilla Flat is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tortilla-flat-is-published

Music
1983 : Irene Cara has a #1 pop hit with the Flashdance theme
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/irene-cara-has-a-1-pop-hit-with-the-flashdance-theme

Old West
1902 : The Virginian is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-virginian-is-published

Presidential
1754 : British soldier George Washington experiences combat for first time
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-soldier-george-washington-experiences-combat-for-first-time

Sports
1957 : Baseball owners allow Dodgers and Giants to move
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baseball-owners-allow-dodgers-and-giants-to-move

Vietnam War
1969 : U.S. troops abandon "Hamburger Hill"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-abandon-hamburger-hill

World War I
1918 : U.S. troops score victory at Cantigny
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troops-score-victory-at-cantigny

World War II
1940 : Belgium surrenders unconditionally
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/belgium-surrenders-unconditionally

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