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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for April 28th

  • Year 357 » Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnentius called Magnus Magnentius.
  • Year 1192 » Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), Kings of Jerusalem e.g King of Jerusalem, in Tyre (Lebanon) called Tyre, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin.
  • Year 1253 » Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhism e.g Buddhist monk, propounds 'Nam Myoho Renge Kyo' for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.
  • Year 1503 » The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
  • Year 1611 » Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.
  • Year 1788 » Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
  • Year 1789 » Mutiny on the Bounty called Mutiny on the 'Bounty': Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.
  • Year 1792 » France invades the Austrian Netherlands Austrian Netherlands e.g Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
  • Year 1796 » The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon I of France Napoleon Bonaparte and Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding France French territory along the Mediterranean Sea Mediterranean coast.
  • Year 1869 » Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.
  • Year 1887 » A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, Alsace e.g Alsatian police inspector Guillaume SchnaebelĂ© is released on order of German Emperor William I, German Emperor called William I, defusing a possible war.
  • Year 1910 » Frenchman Louis Paulhan wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in England.
  • Year 1920 » Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
  • Year 1930 » The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.
  • Year 1932 » A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
  • Year 1944 » World War II: Nine German E-boats attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
  • Year 1945 » Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
  • Year 1947 » Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the 'Kon-Tiki' to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
  • Year 1948 » Igor Stravinsky conducted the premier of his American ballet, 'Orpheus (ballet) called Orpheus', in New York City at New York City Center.
  • Year 1949 » Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while 'en route' to dedicate a hospital in memory of her Manuel L. Quezon or late husband; her daughter and ten others are also killed.
  • Year 1950 » Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
  • Year 1952 » Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
  • Year 1952 » Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
  • Year 1952 » The Treaty of Taipei called Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan between Japan and the Republic of China to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • Year 1965 » 1965 United States occupation of the Dominican Republic named United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate United States Army na
  • Year 1969 » Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
  • Year 1970 » Vietnam War: President of the United States or U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
  • Year 1975 » General Cao Van Vien, chief of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam called South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army Ho Chi Minh Campaign known as closed in on victory.
  • Year 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.
  • Year 1977 » The Budapest Treaty or Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
  • Year 1978 » President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassination e.g assassinated in a Saur Revolution or coup led by pro-communist rebels.
  • Year 1986 » The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise CVN-65 6 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 CV-43 6.
  • Year 1986 » High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster are detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident.
  • Year 1987 » American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contra (guerrillas) called Contras in northern Nicaragua.
  • Year 1994 » Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
  • Year 1996 » Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.

World History for the Month of April