On This Day: May 28th

I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix now and then as well.

Note: Not all events will be pleasant, but I promise to throw in as many quirky and pleasant ones as I can to balance.

May 28th:

1431- Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1972- White House “plumbers” first break in at the Democratic National Headquarters and install listening devices at Watergate Complex in Washington, D.C.

1830- US President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act, a key law leading to the forced removal of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes out of Georgia and surrounding states, setting the stage for the Cherokee Trail of Tears

1863- 1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in US Civil War

1900- Total solar eclipse occurs

1918- Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic

1923- US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere

1937- Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1942- 1,800 Czechs murdered by Nazis during attack on Heydrich

1946- US Patent filed for a hydrogen bomb

1951- The Jerry Colonna Show debuts on ABC-TV

1952- The women of Greece are given the right to vote.

My source and more facts at On This Day

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