On This Day: What happened on 28 May?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 28 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1937 | The German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen is founded.

1948 | Daniel François Malan was elected as the 4th Prime Minister of South Africa. During his time, Apartheid was implemented.  

1975 | Fifteen countries in West Africa signed the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.

1991 | The Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front took ownership of Addis Ababa, ending the Civil War in Ethiopia.

1993 | Eritrea became a member of the United Nations. 

2014 | The Egyptian elections committee extended voting to a third day because turnout for voting was lower than expected.

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DEATHS

2014 | South African football player, Isaac Kungwane (43) 

2017 | Zimbabwean former Deputy Senate President, Naison Ndlovu (86) 

2019 | Ugandan former Prime Minister, Apolo Nsibambi (78)

BIRTHDAYS

1911 | South African cricket player, Bob Crisp 

1947 | Egyptian archaeologist and academic, Zahi Hawass 

1977 | South African cricket player, Ashwell Prince

1985 | South African model, Megan Kate Coleman

SPORT

2007 | ICC World Cricket League Division Three – Uganda defeated Tanzania by 4 wickets and qualified for the semi-finals. 

2010 | 3rd ODI – South Africa beat West Indies by 67 runs and leads the 5 match series 3-0. 

2010 | Tri-nation series – Zimbabwe defeated India by 6 wickets.

ENTERTAINMENT

2007 | Alicia Keys releases a single "Like You'll Never See Me Again" (Getty Images)

2010 | Alicia releases her single “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)”.

AFRICA FACT

The women of the Mursi and Surma tribes in Ethiopia wear plates on their lips that can be as large as 12 cm in diameter.

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Presh JM Reporter

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