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On This Day in History - 28th May

Birthdays

1660King George I of Britain
1759William Pitt, British politician
1908Ian Fleming, Author of the 'James Bond' books
1916Thora Hird, English actress
1944Faith Brown, Comedienne
1944Gladys Knight, American singer
1947Sondra Locke, American film actress
1968Kylie Minogue, Australian actress/singer

Events

1742Britains first ever indoor swimming pool was opened
1779Thomas Chippendale, the English furniture maker, died
1906The Tsar of Russia made large areas of land available to the peasants
1915Women in Berlin demonstrated for peace
1932The last dam was completed in the Netherlands, creating the Ijselmeer
1940Holland and Belgium surrended to German forces, during WW2
1951The BBC broadcast the first ever 'Goon Show' on the radio
1959The US launched two monkeys into space as part of its test missions
1961The last ever Orient Express from Paris to Bucharest ran
1971The Soviet Union launched the Mars 3 spacecraft to the planet Mars