Today in History: May 28

Today in History: May 28

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0585

A solar eclipse interrupts a battle outside Sardis in western Turkey between Medes and Lydians. The battle ends in a draw.

1805

Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned in Milan, Italy.

1830

Congress authorizes Indian removal from all states to the western Prairie.

1859

The French army launches a flanking attack on the Austrian army in Northern France.

1863

The 54th Massachusetts, a regiment of African-American recruits, leaves Boston, headed for Hilton Head, South Carolina.

1871

The Paris commune is suppressed by troops from Versailles.

1900

Britain annexes the Orange Free State in South Africa.

1940

Belgium surrenders to Germany.

1953

Melody, the first animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor, premiers.

1961

Amnesty International, a human rights organization, is founded.