Today is Thursday, May 28th. It’s Amnesty International Day, International Hamburger Day and National Brisket Day
There are 24 days until Father’s Day
There are 37 days until the 4th of July
Today is the day that…
— in 1889, industrialists Édouard and André Michelin incorporate the Michelin tire company
— in 1892, The Sierra Club is formed by John Muir and others in San Francisco for the conservation of nature
— in 1923, The U.S. Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere
— in 1928, Dodge Brothers Inc. and the Chrysler Corporation merge
— in 1929, the world’s first talking color movie, On With The Show, was released
— in 1945, John Fogerty is born, but not on the bayou; the Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman was born in Berkeley, California
— in 1957, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) is established. They become known for the Grammy Awards, which kick off in 1958.
— in 1960, Elvis Presley visits Las Vegas, and his entourage is for the first time dubbed the “Memphis Mafia” by the local media, due to their penchant for wearing long coats and dark glasses
— in 1961, Amnesty International, a human rights organization, was founded
— in 1966, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass have four of the top 10 on the albums chart: What Now My Love, Whipped Cream and Other Delights, South of the Border, and Going Places. It’s a record for most albums in the Top 10 at the same time.
— in 1969, Mick Jagger and girlfriend Marianne Faithfull are arrested in their London home on charges of marijuana possession, but released on bail
— in 1971, Paul McCartney releases his second solo album, “Ram”
— in 1977, Bruce Springsteen is finally free to record after a legal battle with his former manager Mike Appel kept him out of the studio for two years
— in 1982, Rocky III hits theaters, with a soundtrack that includes “Eye of the Tiger.” Sylvester Stallone asked Survivor to write and record the song when he couldn’t get permission to use the Queen song “Another One Bites The Dust.”
— in 1983, Apple’s Steve Wozniak hosts the second US Festival, intending it to be the “Super Bowl of rock.” The lineup is even more impressive than that of its 1982 predecessor, and the attendance is substantially larger. Wozniak splurges on David Bowie with two million dollars of his own money.
— also in 1983, Irene Cara’s “Flashdance (What a Feeling)” goes to #1 in the US
— in 1988, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler married his second wife, clothing designer Teresa Barrick. The couple separated in 2005.
— in 1996, President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud
— also in 1996, Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan goes into cardiac arrest after taking a speedball of cocaine and heroin. Medics manage to kickstart his heart, saving his life.
— in 1998, Saturday Night Live and Newsradio star Phil Hartman was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself
— in 1999, after twenty-two years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” is put back on display in Milan, Italy
— in 2006, Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the career homer list. The blast moved him into second place behind Hank Aaron
— in 2007, The Police set aside their differences and launch their first tour since 1986 in Vancouver. Despite some clashes along the way, the tour lasts over a year, selling over 3 million tickets.
— in 2010, Diff’rent Strokes star Gary Coleman died at the age of 42
— and in 2016, Harambe, a gorilla from Cincinnati Zoo, is shot to death after dragging a three-year-old boy who had slipped into its enclosure. The incident prompted widespread outrage on social media.
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