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    • April 28, 1192 "Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin."

    • April 28, 1253 "Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism."

    • April 28, 1611 "Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world (d. 1611)"

    • April 28, 1635 Virginia Gov John Harvey accused of treason & removed from office

    • April 28, 1686 "The first volume of Isaac Newton's ""Principia"" published"

    • April 28, 1788 Maryland becomes the 7th state to ratify the constitution

    • April 28, 1788 Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

    • April 28, 1788 "Maryland was one of the first of the United States of America, entering the Union as number seven on this day"

    • April 28, 1789 Mutiny on HMS Bounty

    • April 28, 1789 Mutiny on the HMS Bounty. Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.

    • April 28, 1792 "France invades Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War."

    • April 28, 1796 "The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast."

    • April 28, 1818 Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes & Lake Champlain

    • April 28, 1862 "American Civil War: Admiral David Farragut captures New Orleans, Louisiana."

    • April 28, 1902 "Using the ISO 8601 standard Year Zero definition for the Gregorian calendar preceded by the Julian calendar, the one billionth minute since the start of January 1, Year Zero occurred at 10:40 AM on this date."

    • April 28, 1910 "The first night air flight (Claude Grahame-White, England)"

    • April 28, 1914 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles WV

    • April 28, 1914 W H Carrier patents air conditioner

    • April 28, 1919 The first jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)

    • April 28, 1920 Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.

    • April 28, 1920 Azerbaijan SSR joins the USSR (1st time)

    • April 28, 1922 "WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's first licensed educational radio station"

    • April 28, 1923 Wembley Stadium opens-Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)

    • April 28, 1924 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster

    • April 28, 1924 J Hartmann discovers asteroid #1029 La Plata

    • April 28, 1930 "The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas."

    • April 28, 1932 A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.

    • April 28, 1932 Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced

    • April 28, 1937 "The first commercial flight across the Pacific, Pan Am"

    • April 28, 1938 King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary

    • April 28, 1940 "Glenn Miller records ""Pennsylvania 6-5000"""

    • April 28, 1941 "Sgt. John Daniel Hinton, 20th NZ Battalion, won the Victoria Cross at Kalamai, Greece"

    • April 28, 1942 "Nightly ""dim-out"" begins along the East Coast"

    • April 28, 1944 U.S. LSTs attacked during Operation Tiger

    • April 28, 1945 Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.

    • April 28, 1945 "Bernito Mussolini Fascist leader & mistress captured, tried, & shot"

    • April 28, 1947 "Thor Heyerdahl & ""Kon-Tiki"" sail from Peru to Polynesia"

    • April 28, 1947 Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.

    • April 28, 1950 "Bhumibol Adulyadej, got married with his queen, Queen Sirikit, after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949."

    • April 28, 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.

    • April 28, 1952 Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends.

    • April 28, 1952 "Ratification by Australia of peace treaty with Japan and official end of British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF), Japan"

    • April 28, 1952 WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect

    • April 28, 1958 Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

    • April 28, 1958 Vice Pres Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America

    • April 28, 1960 Number one hit on UK music charts - Anthony Newley - Do You Mind

    • April 28, 1961 "Lt Col Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude"

    • April 28, 1962 "Naval forces capture Forts Jackson and St. Philip, LA"

    • April 28, 1965 "Barbra Striesand stars on ""My Name is Barbra"" special on CBS"

    • April 28, 1965 Dominican Republic intervention began

    • April 28, 1965 "United States troops land in the Dominican Republic to ""forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship"" and to evacuate U.S. citizens."

    • April 28, 1965 "US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966"

    • April 28, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me

    • April 28, 1967 Expo 67 opens in Montreal

    • April 28, 1967 "Expo 67 opens to the public in Montreal, Quebec, Canada."

    • April 28, 1967 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

    • April 28, 1968 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old

    • April 28, 1969 Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.

    • April 28, 1970 "Ed Begley actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69"

    • April 28, 1970 Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.

    • April 28, 1971 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes first black admiral in US Navy

    • April 28, 1972 The courts awarded the Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner because the winner was given drugs before the race

    • April 28, 1974 Last Americans evacuated from Saigon

    • April 28, 1975 "John Lennon appears on ""Tonight"" & Ringo on ""Smother Brothers"""

    • April 28, 1977 Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets

    • April 28, 1977 The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.

    • April 28, 1977 "The Red Army Faction trial ends, with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin and Jan-Carl Raspe found guilty of four counts of murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder."

    • April 28, 1978 President of Afghanistan Mohammed Daoud Khan is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.

    • April 28, 1980 Alfred Hitchcock Diedfrom Liver Failure and Heart Problems

    • April 28, 1980 "Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns"

    • April 28, 1980 "Tommy Caldwell rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies"

    • April 28, 1981 Galician current Statute of Autonomy.

    • April 28, 1981 "Mickey ""Toy Bulldog"" Walker welterweight champ (1922-26) dies at 79"

    • April 28, 1982 L G Taff discovers asteroid #3343 Nedzel

    • April 28, 1986 "Chernobyl, USSR site of world's worst nuclear power plant disaster"

    • April 28, 1986 "United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve USS Coral Sea, on station across the ""Line of Death"" in the Gulf of Sidra off the coast of Libya. The transit began at 0300 and lasted 12 hours."

    • April 28, 1987 "Ben Linder development worker, murdered by Contras in Nicaragua"

    • April 28, 1987 U.S. engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.

    • April 28, 1988 Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess

    • April 28, 1988 "Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle ""C.B."" Lansing is sucked out of Aloha Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight."

    • April 28, 1988 NJ Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes

    • April 28, 1990 """Chorus Line"" closes on Broadway after 6,137 performances (15 yrs)"

    • April 28, 1991 "Ken Curtis actor (Gunsmoke), dies at 74"

    • April 28, 1991 Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) launched

    • April 28, 1993 "SECDEF memo orders Armed Forces to train and assign women on combat aircraft and most combat ships, but not to ground combat positions."

    • April 28, 1994 Former Central Intelligence Agency official Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.

    • April 28, 1996 "In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 37 more."

    • April 28, 1996 Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives 4 hour videotaped testimony for the defense.

    • April 28, 1997 "The 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention goes into effect, with Russia, Iraq and North Korea notable nations who had not ratified the treaty."

    • April 28, 2001 Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.

    • April 28, 2005 "Taraki Sivaram, a popular Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka kidnapped in Colombo; his body was found the next day near the parliament."

    • April 28, 2005 The Patent Law Treaty goes into effect.







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