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Today in history: May 28

/ Source: The Associated Press

Today is Sunday, May 28, the 148th day of 2006. 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: President Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.

Five years ago: President Bush honored America’s veterans with the Memorial Day signing of legislation to construct a World War II monument on the National Mall. U.S. Rep. Joseph Moakley, D-Mass., died at age 74.

One year ago: Iraqi security forces launched Operation Lightning, their biggest campaign since Saddam Hussein’s fall to root out militants.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Carroll Baker is 75. Producer-director Irwin Winkler is 75. Actor John Karlen is 73. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Jerry West is 68. Singer Gladys Knight is 62. Singer Billy Vera is 62. Singer John Fogerty is 61. Actress-director Sondra Locke is 59. Singer Roland Gift is 44. Actor Brandon Cruz (TV series “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”) is 44. Country singer Phil Vassar is 44. Actress Christa Miller is 42. Singer-musician Chris Ballew (Presidents of the USA) is 41. Rapper Chubb Rock is 38. Singer Kylie Minogue is 38. Television personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck (“The View”) is 29. Actor Jesse Bradford is 27. Actress Monica Keena is 27. Actor Joseph Cross is 20.

Thought for Today: “Time does not become sacred to us until we have lived it, until it has passed over us and taken with it a part of ourselves.” — John Burroughs, American author and naturalist (1837-1921).