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May 28, 2022

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Today is Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 07:48 May 1: Mayday; International Labor Day; Blaine in Ireland 1776 – Adam Weichaupt and Adolf von Knicker form a secret society known as the Order of the Illuminati. in Ingolstadt, Beyern, Germany. 1786 – Figaro's wedding. The opera, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premieres in Vienna. 1931 – The Empire State Building (pictured) opens in New York City. which at that time was the tallest building in the world 1956 – Report of the find "A profound epidemic which affects the central nervous system" by a Japanese doctor Leading to the official discovery of Minamata disease, see also: April 30 – May 1 – May 2. watch - Discuss - Edit - History May 2: Teacher's Day in Iran; flag day in poland 1737 – King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth the first royal charter. 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is arrested for adultery. had incest with his close relatives and treason, and was taken into custody at the Tower of London. 1945 – World War II: General Helmut Weidling, German commander in Berlin. Surrender the city to Soviet forces under Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov, ending the Battle of Berlin. 1997 – Tony Blair of the Labor Party Was elected as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for the first time. and is the youngest in office in 185 years. 2008 – Cyclone Nargis (pictured), a Category 4 intensity, made landfall in the