Thursday, the 28th of May, 2015 is the 148th day in 2015 and in the 22nd calendar week.
General Events:
Amnesty International Day
May 28, 2015 in the World
Amnesty International Day takes place on May 28, 2015. 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. (With material from: Wikipedia)
Where is Amnesty International Day?
Worldwide
National Brisket Day
May 28, 2015 in the
Celebrated annually on May 28, it is National Brisket Day.  As one of the nine beef prime cuts, brisket is the cut of meat that comes from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal.
Brisket is best when it is cooked correctly to tenderize the meat.  There are many different ways that the perfect cooking process can be done such as slow braising or roasting.  Another way that is popular, in the United States, is to rub the brisket with a spice rub or marinating the meat, then cooking it very slowly over indirect heat from charcoal or wood.  Many times oak, pecan, hickory or mesquite is added to the other hardwoods to enhance the flavor.   Brisket will be fork tender when it is fully cooked and is then served with or without a sauce.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Youm-e-Takbir 2015
May 28, 2015 in Pakistan
Youm-e-Takbir is celebrated on May 28, 2015. 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
The Slugs Return from Capistrano Day
May 28, 2015 in the World
It’s a little known secret that slimy slugs spend their winters in lovely Capistrano, and return to our patios and gardens on this date.
Slugs, like snails, are classified as gastropods. As adults these nocturnal feeders can be single sex or hermaphroditic (having both female and male body parts) and be self-fertile. Slugs are one of the most destructive pests and hardest to control.
Slugs Return from Capistrano Day is a zany copyrighted holiday that was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays. The holiday is a parody of “Swallows Return to Capistrano” when, two months earlier in March, swallows migrate to Capistrano.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
Historical Events on 28th May:
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
1742 – 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman’s Fields, London)
1830 – US Congress authorizes native Indian removal from all states to western prairie
1845 – Fire in Quebec, Canada, 1,500 houses destroyed
1892 – Sierra Club forms by John Muir in SF, for conservation of nature
1918 – Azerbaijan gains independence and declares itself a Democratic Republic
1919 – Armenia declares its Independence
1934 – Near Callander, Ontario, the Dionne quintuplets are born to Olivia and Elzire Dionne, later becoming the first quintuplets to survive infancy
1936 – Alan Turing submits “On Computable Numbers” for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers
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
1987 – Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
1993 – 200,000 demonstrate against mafia terror
1995 – Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
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
2008 – The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal formally declares Nepal a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty