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May 28: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


On May 28, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The Gregorian calendar’s 148th day is May 28th. On this day, Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper was restored and reinstalled in Milan, Italy; 15 west African countries signed the Treaty of Lagos, establishing the Economic Community of West African States; and the German vehicle business Volkswagon was founded.

Gemini is the zodiac sign for May 28. Kylie Minogue and Gladys Knight are two famous vocalists who were born on May 28th. Memorial Day is today, as well as National Hamburger Day.

Event

(May 28, 1961)
Amnesty International was founded in London on this day in 1961 with the goal of informing the public about human rights and securing the release of political prisoners. It earned the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.

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(May 28, 2014)
Maya Angelou, an American poet and memoirist whose autobiography spans multiple volumes and tackles issues of economic, racial, and sexual oppression, died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

(Died on May 28, 2018)
Jens Christian Skou, Danish medical doctor and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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