updated 5/28/2005 12:02:05 AM ET 2005-05-28T04:02:05

Today is Saturday, May 28, the 148th day of 2005. There are 217 days left in the year.

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, England’s Archbishop declared the marriage of 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 cross the just-opened Golden Gate Bridge in California.

In 1937, Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.

In 1972, the 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 1985, David Jacobsen, director of the American University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, was abducted by pro-Iranian kidnappers (he was freed 17 months later).

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

Ten years ago: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake devastated the Russian town of Neftegorsk, killing at least 2,000 people. Bosnia’s foreign minister and three colleagues were killed when rebel Serbs shot down their helicopter.

Five years ago: President Alberto Fujimori of Peru won a lopsided re-election victory in a runoff vote that had been boycotted by his opponent. Juan Montoya won the 84th Indianapolis 500, becoming the first rookie champion since Graham Hill in 1966.

One year ago: The Iraqi Governing Council chose Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become prime minister of Iraq’s interim government. Some three dozen people were killed by a powerful earthquake in northern Iran.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Carroll Baker is 74. Producer-director Irwin Winkler is 74. Actor John Karlen is 72. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Jerry West is 67. Singer Gladys Knight is 61. Singer Billy Vera is 61. Singer John Fogerty is 60. Actress-director Sondra Locke is 58. Singer Roland Gift is 43. Actor Brandon Cruz (TV series “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”) is 43. Country singer Phil Vassar is 43. Singer-musician Chris Ballew (Presidents of the USA) is 40. Rapper Chubb Rock is 37. Singer Kylie Minogue is 37. Television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck (“The View”) is 28. Actor Jesse Bradford is 26. Actress Monica Keena is 26. Actor Joseph Cross is 19.

Thought for Today: “The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” — Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (1903-1968).

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