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TODAY IN HISTORY



Today in History: Thursday, May  28, 2015
AP Highlight in History: 
On May 28, 2003, President George W. Bush signed a 10-year, $350 billion package of tax cuts.
 
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On this date in:
1533 England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.
1892 The Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.
1934 The Dionne quintuplets - Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne - were born to Elzire Dionne in Ontario, Canada.
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1937 Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.
1940 The Belgian army surrendered to invading German forces during World War II.
1957 The National League approved the move of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively.
1985 David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers.
1987 Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defenses.
1996 President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.
1998 Pakistan matched India with five nuclear test blasts.
1998 Comic actor Phil Hartman of "Saturday Night Live" and "NewsRadio" fame was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself.
2002 NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2006 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the career list and move into second place behind Hank Aaron.
2010 Gary Coleman, the former child star of the 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," died at age 42 of a brain hemorrhage.
 
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Today's Birthdays:
Actress Carey Mulligan turns 30 years old today.
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Name Profession Age
Jerry West Basketball Hall of Famer 77
Beth Howland Actress ("Alice") 74
Rudolph Giuliani Former New York City mayor 71
Sondra Locke Actress 71
John Fogerty Rock musician (Creedence Clearwater Revival) 70
Jerry Douglas Country musician (Union Station) 59
Mark Sanford U.S. representative, R-S.C. 55
Brandon Cruz Actor ("The Courtship of Eddie's Father") 53
Kylie Minogue Rock singer 47
Justin Kirk Actor ("Weeds") 46
Marco Rubio U.S. senator, R-Fla. 44
Elisabeth Hasselbeck TV host ("Fox & Friends") 38
Jake Johnson Actor ("New Girl") 37
R&B singer Gladys Knight turns 71 years old today.
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