2021 May

May 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on May 28

May 28th celebrates Brisket Day and Hamburger Day.

Welcome to the 148th day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 217 days until we reach the new year.

Those of you who were born on this day share the Gemini star sign.

Hold on tight as we look at what really made May 28 a special day in history. We’ve got details on war, TV, extraordinary people, politics, animals and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1952, Greece women were given the legal right to vote and run for office? The following January, Eleni Skoura became the first female member of parliament.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 28th in history!

What Happened On May 28 In History?


The first ever cloned horse was born in a natural delivery.

Additionally, it was the first cloned mammal born to its genetic mother. The foal was named Prometea and it was created in a lab by fusing an adult skin cell and an empty egg then returning the resulting embryo to the female's womb after a few days.

Eisenhower signed a farm bill which allowed the government to store agricultural surplus.


The women of Greece were given the right to vote.


The German automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen, was founded.


Alan Turing submitted his paper “On Computable Numbers” for publication, in which he set out the hypothetical basis for modern computers.


The Dionne quintuplets were born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne, who later became the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

OTD in 1934: The Dionne quintuplets were born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne

The first all color and all talking picture “On With the Show” was released.


The Sierra Club was formed.

OTD in 1892: The Sierra Club was formed.
The Sierra Club was founded by John Muir and others in San Francisco with the goal of conserving nature. One of their first missions was to stop a proposed reduction in the Yosemite National Park boundaries.

The second black regiment (54 Mass) left Boston to fight in US Civil War.

The enlisted black men were commanded by white officers.

US President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act.

This act gave permission to the Army to force out Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes from Georgia and the surrounding states. This was the first step in the Cherokee Trail of Tears.

Joan of Arc was accused of reverting into heresy by donning male clothing again.

This provided validation for her execution.

Did you know that on this day, May 28th 1952, Greece women were given the legal right to vote and run for office?