updated 5/28/2007 12:04:39 AM ET 2007-05-28T04:04:39

Today is Monday, May 28, the 148th day of 2007. There are 217 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets — Annette, Cecile, Emilie, Marie and Yvonne — were born to Elzire Dionne at the family farm in Ontario, Canada.

On this date:

In 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.

In 1863, the first black regiment from the North left Boston to fight in the Civil War.

In 1892, the Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco.

In 1929, the first all-color talking picture, “On with the Show,” opened in New York.

In 1937, President Roosevelt pushed a button in Washington signaling that vehicular traffic could begin crossing the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.

In 1937, Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of England.

In 1957, the National League gave permission for the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams to move to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

In 1972, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the English throne to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, died in Paris at age 77.

In 1977, 165 people were killed when fire raced through the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Ky.

In 1987, Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, landed a private plane in Moscow’s Red Square.

Ten years ago: In Denver, Timothy McVeigh’s attorneys rested their case in the Oklahoma City bombing trial. President Clinton paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan with a speech in the Netherlands in which he urged leaders to revive economies in the former Soviet bloc.

Five years ago: NATO declared Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance. President Bush, in a one-on-one meeting inside the Vatican, told Pope John Paul II he was concerned about the Roman Catholic church’s standing in America because of a sex-abuse scandal. NBC announced that Brian Williams would succeed Tom Brokaw as anchor of its “Nightly News” after the 2004 presidential election. Mildred Wirt Benson, creator of the “Nancy Drew” children’s mystery stories, died in Toledo, Ohio, at age 96.

One year ago: Pope Benedict XVI visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run during the San Francisco Giants’ 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies to slip past Babe Ruth and pull in right behind Hank Aaron’s long-standing record of 755. Sam Hornish Jr. won the second-closest Indianapolis 500 ever.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Carroll Baker is 76. Rockabilly singer-musician Sonny Burgess is 76. Producer-director Irwin Winkler is 76. Actor John Karlen is 74. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Jerry West is 69. Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is

63. Singer Gladys Knight is 63. Singer Billy Vera is 63. Singer John Fogerty is 62. Actress-director Sondra Locke is 60. Singer Roland Gift is 45. Actor Brandon Cruz (TV series “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”) is 45. Country singer Phil Vassar is 45. Actress Christa Miller is 43. Singer-musician Chris Ballew (Presidents of the USA) is 42. Rapper Chubb Rock is 39. Actor Justin Kirk is 38. Singer Kylie Minogue is 39. TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck (“The View”) is 30. Actor Jesse Bradford is 28. Actress Monica Keena is 28. Actor Joseph Cross is 21.

Thought for Today: “All the troubles of man come from his not knowing how to sit still.” — Blaise Pascal, French philosopher (1623-1662).

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