This Day in Failure: May 28

2004: Shell Oil stops selling fuel at more than 500 of its stations in the southern United States after gasoline supplied by the Motiva Enterprises refinery in Norco, Louisiana, is found to be tainted by high levels of sulfur. Shell reports receiving thousands of complaints from consumers who said their fuel gauges had been damaged by the bad gasoline.

1987: Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, manages to evade Soviet air defenses and land a private plane in Moscow’s Red Square.

1957: National League owners vote unanimously to allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, breaking the hearts of countless baseball fans in New York City.