(Thursday, May 30, 1935, Memorial Day) — Babe Ruth, 40, today played in his last ever major league baseball game (for the Boston Braves), leaving after the first inning of the first of a double-header against the Philadelphia Phillies, who won both games.
On June 2, 1935, Ruth was given his unconditional release by the Boston Braves, and he announced his retirement from baseball.
(Saturday, May 29, 1965) — “Help Me, Rhonda” by The Beach Boys peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard‘s Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (May 29, June 5, 1965). It was the band’s second of four number one hits on the chart (1964-1988).
(Wednesday, May 29, 1765) — Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act today before Virginia’s House of Burgesses, saying “Caesar had his Brutus, Charles I his Cromwell, and George III… (Henry was interrupted by cries from the opposition)… may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.”
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(Monday, May 28, 1945) — The novel Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to World War II, was published today in London by Chapman & Hall.
(Tuesday, May 27, 1975) — “Venus and Mars” by Wings, Paul McCartney’s sixth album since the 1970 break-up of The Beatles (the fourth with his band Wings), was released in the U.S. today (released in the UK on May 30, 1975).
(Friday, May 26, 1865) — Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, surrendered today, ending all organized Southern military resistance to the Union forces.