April 28 Events

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April 28th, 2005 (April 28 2005)EventThe Patent Law Treaty goes into effect.
April 28th, 2001 (April 28 2001)EventMillionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world s first space tourist.
April 28th, 1997 (April 28 1997)EventThe 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention goes into effect, with Russia, Iraq and North Korea notable nations who have not ratified the treaty.
April 28th, 1996 (April 28 1996)EventWhitewater controversy: Bill Clinton gives a 4? hour videotaped testimony for the defense.Bill Clinton Quotes
April 28th, 1996 (April 28 1996)EventIn Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 37 more.
April 28th, 1996 (April 28 1996)EventThe NHL s Winnipeg Jets play their last game, a 4-1 playoff loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
April 28th, 1994 (April 28 1994)EventFormer C.I.A. official Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
April 28th, 1988 (April 28 1988)EventNear Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown 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 28th, 1987 (April 28 1987)EventAmerican engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
April 28th, 1986 (April 28 1986)EventThe 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 the 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 28th, 1981 (April 28 1981)EventGalician current Statute of Autonomy.
April 28th, 1978 (April 28 1978)EventPresident of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.Ghani Khan Quotes
April 28th, 1977 (April 28 1977)EventThe 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 28th, 1977 (April 28 1977)EventThe Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
April 28th, 1970 (April 28 1970)EventVietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
April 28th, 1969 (April 28 1969)EventCharles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
April 28th, 1969 (April 28 1969)EventTerence O Neill announces his resignation as Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.
April 28th, 1967 (April 28 1967)EventExpo 67 opens to the public in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
April 28th, 1965 (April 28 1965)EventUnited States troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops.
April 28th, 1952 (April 28 1952)EventDwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
April 28th, 1952 (April 28 1952)EventOccupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends.
April 28th, 1950 (April 28 1950)EventBhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
April 28th, 1949 (April 28 1949)EventFormer Philippine First Lady Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed.
April 28th, 1947 (April 28 1947)EventThor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
April 28th, 1945 (April 28 1945)EventBenito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.Benito Mussolini Quotes
April 28th, 1932 (April 28 1932)EventA vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
April 28th, 1930 (April 28 1930)EventThe first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.
April 28th, 1920 (April 28 1920)EventAzerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
April 28th, 1902 (April 28 1902)EventUsing 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 occurs at 10:40 AM on this date. Julian Quotes
April 28th, 1862 (April 28 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Admiral David Farragut captures New Orleans, Louisiana.
April 28th, 1796 (April 28 1796)EventThe Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
April 28th, 1792 (April 28 1792)EventFrance invades Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
April 28th, 1789 (April 28 1789)EventMutiny on the 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 28th, 1788 (April 28 1788)EventMaryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
April 28th, 1611 (April 28 1611)EventEstablishment 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.
April 28th, 1253 (April 28 1253)EventNichiren, 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 28th, 1192 (April 28 1192)EventAssassination 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.

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