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28 May, 1967 Great Britain Francis Chichester

1967 : British sailor Francis Chichester arrives back in Plymouth after sailing round the world single-handed in his boat Gipsy Moth IV.

28 May, 1977 U.S.A. Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

1977 : A fire takes hold and fire races through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky killing 165 people. When the fire began it is believed over 3,000 were in the club and the combination of lack of sprinkler systems and audible automatic fire alarms together with poorly marked fire exits resulted in the large number of deaths that night.

28 May, 1937 Spain Civil War

1937 : The Civil War in Spain is now also being fought in the air as both sides are using more than 70 airplanes to bomb and ravage the cities of Valencia and Santander in some of the worst destruction ever seen by the use of aircraft in a war with civilians being the biggest casualties.

2006 U.S.A. Barry Bonds

2006 : Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth on the all time greatest list.

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Gladys Knight

Born: May 28th, 1944 Atlanta, Georgia

Known For : Gladys Knight is a popular R&B singer who has won 7 Grammys, had 6 number one R&B albums, and had 11 number one R&B singles. Her music career was at its most successful point during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. She began her career as part of the group Gladys Knight and the Pips and later gained recognition as a solo artist. Her most well-known songs include "I Heard it Through the Grapevine," "Midnight Train to Georgia," and "That's What Friends Are For." Knight has also made several appearances in film and television, often playing herself. Gladys Knight and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

28 May, 1951 U.S.A. Macy's / Gimbals Price War

1951 : The two biggest retailers in New York City are planning to go head to head with an old fashioned price war Macy's the worlds largest department store and Gimbals who have said they will not be undersold. Macy's has stated they will cut 6% off of a quarter of it's products throughout the store.

28 May, 1965 India Mine Explosion Dharbad Kills 375

1965 : A mine explosion caused by the ignition of a build up of methane gas near Dharbad, India kills 375 people and injures hundreds more.

28 May, 1974 Northern Ireland Strike

1974 : The Protestant Extremist Ulster Workers Council has suspended a 15 day strike which has crippled the economy and bought the country to it's knees Northern Ireland , they have been striking because they are not happy with the current power sharing agreement between majority Protestants and Minority Catholic currently in place in Northern Ireland. Following the crippling strike Northern Ireland's first power-sharing assembly has collapsed and Northern Ireland is once again facing direct rule from Westminster.

1982 British Capture Port Darwin and Goose Green

1982 : British troops re-capture Port Darwin and Goose Green in the Falkland Islands taking almost 1500 Argentine prisoners.

1984 Iran / Iraq War

1984 : The continued fighting between Iran and Iraq is now reaching close to 4 years and Iran's President has warned other Persian Golf Countries to stay Neutral or they will bear the consequences.

1987 Soviet Union Mathias Rust

1987 : A 19 year old West German, Mathias Rust, flying a light plane undetected from Helsinki to Moscow and lands safely in Red Square.

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Maeve Binchy

Born: May 28th, 1940, Dublin

Born: July 30th, 2012, Dublin

Known For : A best-selling author and journalist from Dublin. She was a teacher in the 1960's and had received a B.A. in History and French from University College Dublin in 1960. She began writing for the Irish Times in 1968, and produced a number of short stories in the 1970s. Her first book was published in 1982 and she has since released several novels on social interaction and events in her home country.

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1990 U.S.A. 17 years Cicadas

1990 : Wisconsin: After 17 years the Cicadas are emerging from the ground , they are jet black with red eyes and orange wings and the sound they make is unmistakable, their life cycle is only 4 to 6 weeks while above the ground during which time they mate laying their eggs in the ground and dying, during the next 17 years they will feed on tree roots underground and appear back close to memorial day in 2007 when the cycle will start again.

1991 Ethiopia Revolution

1991 : The Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) take control of the nations capitol Addis Ababa ending 17 years of Marxist rule in Ethiopia.

1998 Pakistan Nuclear Power

1998 : Pakistan detonates 5 nuclear explosions in retaliation for similar nuclear tests by their neighbor, India.

2003 U.S.A. Tax Cuts

2003 : President George W. Bush signed the 10-year, $350 billion package of tax cuts.

2007 Japanese Government Official Commits Suicide

2007 : The Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Toshikatsu Matsuoka, was found dead in his apartment after he had hanged himself. The sixty-two year old committed suicide prior to being questioned in the Japanese parliament over being implicated in a political scandal. The suicide marked the first time a Japanese cabinet member had committed suicide since World War II.

Visit our 1960's Music Page

The 1960's were a time of upheaval in society, fashion, attitudes and especially music. Before 1963, the music of the sixties still reflected the sound, style and beliefs of the previous decade and many of the hit records were by artists who had found mainstream success in the 1950s, like Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Dion, and The Everly Brothers. In 1963 and the years to follow, a number of social influences changed what popular music was and gave birth to the diversity that we experience with music today. The assassination of President Kennedy, the escalation of the war in Vietnam and the forward-progress of the Civil Rights Movement all greatly impacted the mood of American culture and the music began to reflect that change. The "British Invasion" also began around 1963 with the arrival of The Beatles on the music scene and the type of rabid fandom that followed them would change the way people would view and interact with music and musicians forever. In this section we will cover the history of the "British Invasion", Motown and R&B, Folk and Protest music, and the large amount of variation that emerged in Rock music throughout the sixties.

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2008 Nepal Abolishes Monarchy

2008 : The nation of Nepal voted to abolish their two hundred and forty year old monarchy and became the world's newest republic. An assembly meeting in Kathmandu voted overwhelmingly to end the monarchy and the news was received with celebrations in the streets. The country had previously faced a conflict between the monarchy and Maoists.

2009 Thailand Zoo Surprised At Panda Birth

2009 : The Chiang Mai zoo was pleasantly surprised when an eight year old panda, Lin Hui, gave birth to a cub unexpectedly. The birth took place three months after Lin Hui was artificially inseminated, she had shown no signs of a pregnancy before the birth. The cub was healthy and was set to be raised in Thailand for two years before being handed over to China.

2011 United States Poet Gil Scott-Heron Dies

2011 : Sixty-two year old musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron died after becoming ill. Scott-Heron was known for being a great influence on hip-hop and rap music, as well as jazz, blues, and soul music. Much of his work contained strong political messages, including his most famous work entitled "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," a piece about racial relations in media and advertising.

2012 United Kingdom Woman Dies of Rabies in London

2012 : A woman who had reportedly contracted rabies after being bitten by a dog in South Asia died in a London hospital while being treated. An investigation of the case was going to be started as the woman had originally been turned away from care at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford and a spokesman for the hospital had stated the country was rabies-free.

2013 South Korea Nuclear Reactors Suspend Operations

2013 : South Korea has suspended operations in two more nuclear reactors after concerns have arisen over the use of unauthorized parts. The first two reactors were suspended in 2012 and the closing of two more raised concerns over the country's power capabilities in the upcoming summer months.

1830 U.S.A. Indian Removal Act

1830 : The Removal Act signed into law by President Andrew Jackson in 1830. The act paved the way for the reluctant—and often forcible—emigration of tens of thousands of American Indians to the West.

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