On This Day In History, 28 May

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World Events Today

  • The Spanish Armada, a fleet of 130 ships intent on invading England, left Lisbon in Portugal today in 1588
  • Pope John Paul II, became the first reigning Pope to visit the United Kingdom today in 1982
  • Following a 21-year restoration project, The Last Supper, a 15th-century mural painting by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, was returned to display again today in 1999

Entertainment Events Today

  • What is believed to be the world’s first indoor swimming pool, the Bagnio at Goodman’s Fields in London, opened today in 1742
  • The neo-noir psychological movie Taxi Driver, directed by Martin Scorsese, won the Palme d’Or at the 29th Cannes Film Festival today in 1976
  • The English football club Nottingham Forest, won the European Cup Final, for the second year in a row, today in 1980

Family Events Today

  • The English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, was born today in 1908 in London
  • The Australian actress and singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue, also known as the “Princess of Pop”, was born today in 1968 in Melbourne
  • John Eric Bartholomew, better known as the English comedian Eric Morecambe, of Morecambe and Wise fame, died today in 1984 aged 58

Main Event Today

  • The United States President, Andrew Jackson, signed the Indian Removal Act into law today in 1830, it basically authorized the removal of Native American tribes from their ancestral lands

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Burger Day

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