Wednesday, the 28th of May, 2014 is the 148th day in 2014 and in the 22nd calendar week.
General Events:
Amnesty International Day
May 28, 2014 in the World
Amnesty International Day takes place on May 28, 2014. Amnesty International was founded in London in 1961, following the publication of the article “The Forgotten Prisoners” in The Observer 28 May 1961, by the lawyer Peter Benenson. Citing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles 18 and 19, it announced a campaign on “Appeal for Amnesty, 1961” and called for “common action”.
Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights with over 3 million members and supporters around the world. The objective of the organisation is “to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.”
Amnesty International works to mobilise public opinion to put pressure on governments that let abuse take place. The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its “campaign against torture,” and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights in 1978.
Amnesty International:
Where is Amnesty International Day?
Youm-e-Takbir 2014
May 28, 2014 in Pakistan
Youm-e-Takbir is celebrated on May 28, 2014. Youm-e-Takbir is celebrated as a national day in Pakistan on May 28 in commemoration of Chagai-I and Chagai-II when Pakistan detonated six nuclear devices in response to India’s five detonations of Pokhran-II in 1998, 17 days after the incident.
Where is Youm-e-Takbir?
Nationwide Pakistan
National Hamburger Day
May 28, 2014 in the USA
Today is National Hamburger Day! Nothing is more American than a big, juicy hamburger. Hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a staple of the American diet for decades. In 2001, over 8.2 billion burgers were served in commercial restaurants in the United States. This number doesn’t even take into account the number of burgers people eat at home, which is another 15 billion!
Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating the burger in a bun is actually an American innovation. The hamburger sandwich was most likely invented in Seymour, Wisconsin. Each year the city hosts a hamburger festival called Burger Fest. That is where the world’s largest hamburger made its debut in 2001. It weighed 8,266 pounds!
To celebrate National Hamburger Day, host a backyard barbeque with your friends and grill up some tasty burgers. Don’t forget about all the delicious ways you can customize your burger — add bacon, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and your other favorite fixings!
Where is National Hamburger Day?
Nationwide USA
Jerusalem Day 2014
May 28, 2014 in Israel
Jerusalem Day is celebrated on May 28, 2014. Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June 1967. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel declared Jerusalem Day a minor religious holiday to thank God for victory in the Six-Day War and for answering the 2,000-year-old prayer of “Next Year in Jerusalem”.
Where is Jerusalem Day?
Nationwide Israel
Natural Events:
May New Moon 2014
May 28, 2014 in EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
On May 28, 2014 the moon reaches its minimum brightness. Therefore it is called new moon. In astronomical terminology, the phrase new moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon, in its monthly orbital motion around Earth, lies between Earth and the Sun, and is therefore in conjunction with the Sun as seen from Earth. At this time, the dark (unilluminated) portion of the Moon faces almost directly toward Earth, so that the Moon is not visible to the naked eye.
The original meaning of the phrase new moon was the first visible crescent of the Moon, after conjunction with the Sun. This takes place over the western horizon in a brief period between sunset and moonset, and therefore the precise time and even the date of the appearance of the new moon by this definition will be influenced by the geographical location of the observer. The astronomical new moon, sometimes known as the dark moon to avoid confusion, occurs by definition at the moment of conjunction in ecliptic longitude with the Sun, when the Moon is invisible from the Earth. This moment is unique and does not depend on location, and under certain circumstances it is coincident with a solar eclipse.
Where is May New Moon?
Eastcoast (North America)
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05
Historical Events:
585 BC – Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians under Alyattes war with the Medes under Cyaxares, leading to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.
1431 – Joan of Arc accused of relapsing back into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution
1588 – Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
1830 – US Congress authorizes native Indian removal from all states to western prairie
1845 – Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed
1915 – John B Gruelle patents Raggedy Ann doll
1919 – Armenia declares its Independence
1923 – Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere
1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy.
1952 – The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
1961 – Amnesty Intl founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
1963 – Cyclone hits Chittagong, Bangladesh; about 1 million houses destroyed
1963 – Estimated 22,000 die in another cyclone in Bay of Bengal (India)
1964 – Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
1972 – White House “plumbers” break into Democratic Natlional HQ at Watergate
1997 – Linda Finch completes Amelia Earhart attempted around-the-world flight
1998 – Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
1999 – In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” is put back on display.