On this day: May 28

Published: May 24 2013 12:43:31 PM EDT   Updated On: May 28 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

The Spanish Armada sets sail for England, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club, Volkswagen is founded, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass dominate the charts, and "The Last Supper" goes back on display after a two-decade restoration, all on this day.

OTD May 28 - Gary Coleman
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2010: Actor Gary Coleman, best known for his childhood role as Arnold Jackson in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," dies at the age of 42 in Provo, Utah, two days after falling down the stairs at his home and hitting his head, possibly after suffering a seizure, and suffering an epidural hematoma. Coleman had many health issues over his life, including congenital autoimmune kidney disease, heart surgery and two previous seizures.

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