May 28 events in history

621 Battle of Hulao: Li Shimin, the son of the Chinese emperor Gao Zu, defeats the numerically superior forces of Dou Jiande near the Hulao Pass (Henan). This victory decides the outcome of the civil war that followed the Sui Dynasty's collapse in favour of the Tang Dynasty
1503 James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a papal bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England signed on that occasion results in a peace that lasts ten years
1533 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid
1588 The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships and 30,000 men, sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, heading for the English Channel. (It will take until May 30 for all ships to leave port.)
1644 Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
1754 French and Indian War: in the first engagement of the war, Virginia militia under the 22-year-old Lieutenant colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania
1830 U.S. President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act which relocates Native Americans
1871 Fall of the Paris Commune
1892 In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club
1900 Gare d'Orsay railway station is inaugurated in Paris
1905 Russo-Japanese War: The Battle of Tsushima ends with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō and the Imperial Japanese Navy
1907 The first Isle of Man TT race was held
1918 The Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the First Republic of Armenia declare their independence
1926 28 May 1926 coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic
1932 In the Netherlands, construction of the Afsluitdijk is completed and the Zuiderzee bay is converted to the freshwater IJsselmeer
1934 Near Callander, Ontario, Canada, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne; they will be the first quintuplets to survive infancy
1936 Alan Turing submits On Computable Numbers for publication
1936 Klaipėda Radio Station begins regular broadcasting
1937 The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, D.C., who pushes a button signaling the start of vehicle traffic over the span
1937 Volkswagen (VW), the German automobile manufacturer is founded
1940 World War II: Belgium surrenders to Nazi Germany to end the Battle of Belgium
1940 World War II: Norwegian, French, Polish and British forces recapture Narvik in Norway. This is the first allied infantry victory of the War
1942 World War II: in retaliation for the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, Nazis in Czechoslovakia kill over 1,800 people
1951 The British radio comedy program The Goon Show was broadcast on the BBC for the first time
1952 The women of Greece are granted the right to vote
1958 Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro's 26th of July Movement, heavily reinforced by Frank Pais Militia, overwhelm an army post in El Uvero
1961 Peter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published in several internationally read newspapers. This will later be thought of as the founding of the human rights organization Amnesty International
1964 The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed
1974 Northern Ireland's power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists
1975 Fifteen West African countries sign the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States
1977 In Southgate, Kentucky, the Beverly Hills Supper Club is engulfed in fire, killing 165 people inside
1979 Konstantinos Karamanlis signs the full treaty of the accession of Greece with the European Economic Community
1987 19-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet Union air defenses and lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. He is immediately detained and will not be released until August 3, 1988
1991 The capital city of Addis Ababa falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, ending both the Derg regime in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Civil War
1993 Eritrea and Monaco join the United Nations
1995 The Russian town of Neftegorsk is hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that kills at least 2,000 people, half of the total population
1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, Jim McDougal and Susan McDougal, and the Governor of Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud
1998 Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of nuclear tests by India with five of its own codenamed Chagai-I, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions. Pakistan celebrates Youm-e-Takbir annually
1999 In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display
2002 The last steel girder is removed from the original World Trade Center site. Cleanup duties officially end with closing ceremonies at Ground Zero in Manhattan, New York City
2002 NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance
2002 The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars
2003 Peter Hollingworth becomes the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office as a result of criticism of his conduct
2004 The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, as prime minister of Iraq's interim government
2008 The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty
2010 In West Bengal, India, a train derailment and subsequent collision kills 141 passengers
2011 Malta votes on the introduction of divorce
2012 The discovery of Flame, a complex malware program targeting computers in Middle Eastern countries, is announced