eso ha pasado un 28 Mayo

1940 : Surrender of Belgium

On 28 May 1940, the Belgian army which was not able to contain the German invasion, the king of the Belgians Leopold III accepted the unconditional surrender of his country. The king refused to flee the country and stayed in custody in his palace until the end of the war.

1961 : The Forgotten Prisoners

On May 28 1961, the lawyer Peter Benenson published a n Appeal for Amnesty called "The Forgotten Prisoners" in a London newspaper demanding the release of political prisoners who expressed their views peacefully around the world. The article was reprinted in many newspapers around the world and many people gave their support to this campaign.
Delegates from several countries decided to create a movement to defend the freedom of expression which became the organization Amnesty International.

1965 : Explosion in a mine in India

On 28 May 1965, an explosion due to methane killed 375 people and injured hundreds other people in a mine near Dharbad in India. The explosion was so violent that victims were not only counted among the miners inside the mine but also among people who were standing outside the mine entrance.

1977 : Fire in a night club in Kentucky

On May 28, 1977, a fire broke out at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky. 165 people were killed and hundreds injured because of very poor safety equipments.

1987 : A German plane landed on Red Square

On May 28, 1987, a young German, Mathias Rust landed his plane in the Red Square without having been intercepted during its journey from Helsinki to Moscow.

Actualidad del día : 28 Mayo

Republic Day in Armenia and in Azerbaijan
On 28 May, we celebrate the independence in Armenia and in Azerbaijan gained on May 28, 1918 after the peace agreement between the Ottoman Empire and the Soviet Union and the creation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Transcaucasia between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia (which lasted three months).
The independence of Azerbaijan lasted only until 1920 when it was incorporated into the Soviet Union.
Derg Downfall Day in Ethiopia
May 28 is National Day of Ethiopia, which commemorates the fall of the Derg in 1991. The Derg was the military junta that ruled the country with an iron fist from 1974 to 1991: arrests and executions of opposition figures, civil war, famine (which caused 1 million deaths).

Cita del día : 28 Mayo

Peter Benenson
Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.

Cumpleaños : 28 Mayo

William Pitt the Younger, Primer ministro del Reino Unido (1759)
Thomas Moore, Poeta irlandés (1779)
Friedrich Baumfelder, Compositor y director de orquesta alemán (1836)
Carl Larsson, Pintor sueco (1853)
Milutin Milanković, Geofísico serbio (1879)
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Escritor francés (1894)
Ian Fleming, Escritor y oficial de inteligencia inglés (1908)
Patrick White, Escritor australiano, Premio Nobel de Literatura (1912)
W. G. G. Duncan Smith, As de la aviación británica durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial (1914)
Gaston Lenôtre, Pastelero francés (1920)
Heinz G. Konsalik, Escritor alemán (1921)
Carroll Baker, Actriz americana (1931)
Rudy Giuliani, Alcalde de Nueva York (1994-2001) (1944)
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Actor francés (1944)
Sondra Locke, Actriz americana (1947)
Youri Egorov, Pianista ruso (1954)
Kylie Minogue, Cantante y actriz australiana (1968)
Justin Kirk, Actor americano (1969)
Isabelle Carré, Actriz francesa (1971)
Ekaterina Gordeeva, Patinadora rusa (1971)
Michael Boogerd, Ciclista holandés (1972)
Doriva, Futbolista brasileño (1972)
Chiara Mastroianni, Actriz francesa (1972)
Romain Duris, Actor francés (1974)
Jesse Bradford, Actor americano (1979)
Toby Hemingway, Actor inglés (1983)
Carey Mulligan, Actriz inglesa (1985)
Colbie Caillat, Cantante americana (1985)
Joseph Cross, Actor americano (1986)

Nos han dejado un 28 Mayo

Sakuramachi, Emperador de Japón (1750)
Luigi Boccherini, Compositor italiano (1805)
Anne Brontë, Escritora inglesa (1849)
Audie Murphy, Actor y soldado estadounidense (1971)
Jean Vilar, Actor francés (1971)
Oleg Makarov, Cosmonauta ruso (2003)
Ilya Prigogine, Químico belga, Premio Nobel (2003)
Etienne Roda-Gil, Compositor de canciones (2004)
Marcel Béliveau, Presentador de televisión de Canadá (2009)
Gary Coleman, Actor americano (2010)
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