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28th of April 1192 EVENT 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.
28th of April 1253 EVENT Nichiren, a Japanese 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.
28th of April 1503 EVENT The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
28th of April 1611 EVENT Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.
28th of April 1788 EVENT Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
28th of April 1789 EVENT 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.
28th of April 1792 EVENT France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
28th of April 1796 EVENT The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.
28th of April 1869 EVENT 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.
28th of April 1887 EVENT A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, Alsatian police inspector Guillaume Schnaebele is released on order of German Emperor William I, defusing a possible war.
28th of April 1920 EVENT Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
28th of April 1930 EVENT The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.
28th of April 1932 EVENT A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
28th of April 1944 EVENT World War II: Nine German S-boots attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
28th of April 1945 EVENT Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
28th of April 1947 EVENT Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
28th of April 1949 EVENT Former First Lady of the Philippines 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.
28th of April 1950 EVENT Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
28th of April 1952 EVENT Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
28th of April 1952 EVENT Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
28th of April 1952 EVENT The 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.
28th of April 1965 EVENT United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops.
28th of April 1969 EVENT Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
28th of April 1970 EVENT Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
28th of April 1975 EVENT General Cao Van Vien, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.
28th of April 1977 EVENT The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
28th of April 1977 EVENT 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.
28th of April 1978 EVENT President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
28th of April 1986 EVENT The 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.
28th of April 1987 EVENT American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
28th of April 1988 EVENT Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.
28th of April 1994 EVENT 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.
28th of April 1996 EVENT Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4 1/2 hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
28th of April 1996 EVENT In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 21 more.
28th of April 2001 EVENT Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.
28th of April 2008 EVENT A train collision in Shandong, China, kills 72 people and injures 416 more.
28th of April 0032 BIRTHDAY Marcus Salvius Otho, Roman emperor (d. 69 AD)
28th of April 1442 BIRTHDAY King Edward IV of England (d. 1483)
28th of April 1545 BIRTHDAY Yi Sun-sin, Korean admiral (d. 1598)
28th of April 1630 BIRTHDAY Charles Cotton, English poet (d. 1687)
28th of April 1686 BIRTHDAY Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1721)
28th of April 1715 BIRTHDAY Franz Sparry, composer (d. 1767)
28th of April 1758 BIRTHDAY James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
28th of April 1765 BIRTHDAY Sylvestre Francois Lacroix, French mathematician (d. 1834)
28th of April 1819 BIRTHDAY Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884)
28th of April 1827 BIRTHDAY William Nelson Hall, Canadian sailor (d. 1904)
28th of April 1838 BIRTHDAY Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Dutch jurist, Nobel laureate (d. 1913)
28th of April 1863 BIRTHDAY Josiah Thomas, Australian politician (d. 1933)
28th of April 1868 BIRTHDAY Lucy Booth, the fifth daughter of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1953)
28th of April 1868 BIRTHDAY Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (d. 1908)
28th of April 1870 BIRTHDAY August Schmierer, German rugby player
28th of April 1874 BIRTHDAY Karl Kraus, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1936)
28th of April 1876 BIRTHDAY Nicola Romeo, Italian automobile engineer and an entrepreneur (d. 1938)
28th of April 1878 BIRTHDAY Lionel Barrymore, American actor (d. 1954)
28th of April 1889 BIRTHDAY Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (d. 1970)
28th of April 1897 BIRTHDAY Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (d. 1986)
28th of April 1900 BIRTHDAY Heinrich Muller, head of the Gestapo (disappeared in 1945)
28th of April 1900 BIRTHDAY Jan Oort, Dutch astronomer (d. 1992)
28th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
28th of April 1906 BIRTHDAY Kurt Godel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)
28th of April 1906 BIRTHDAY Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
28th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Oskar Schindler, Austro-Hungarian (Sudeten German) industrialist (d. 1974)
28th of April 1910 BIRTHDAY Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)
28th of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)
28th of April 1912 BIRTHDAY Odette Sansom Hallowes, French resistance worker (d. 1995)
28th of April 1912 BIRTHDAY Kaneto Shindo, Japanese film director
28th of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Philip E. High, Science fiction author (d. 2006)
28th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer (d. 1993)
28th of April 1921 BIRTHDAY Rowland Evans, American journalist (d. 2001)
28th of April 1922 BIRTHDAY Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
28th of April 1923 BIRTHDAY William Guarnere, WWII veteran
28th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
28th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Kenneth Kaunda, President of Zambia
28th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer (d. 2009)
28th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY T. John Lesinski, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
28th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Harper Lee, American author
28th of April 1928 BIRTHDAY Yves Klein, French painter (d. 1962)
28th of April 1928 BIRTHDAY Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist (d. 1997)
28th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY James Baker, American politician
28th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
28th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Brownie Ledbetter, American civil rights activist (d. 2010)
28th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Lois Duncan, American novelist
28th of April 1937 BIRTHDAY Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq 1979-2003; Prime Minister of Iraq 1979-1991; 1994-2003 (d. 2006)
28th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Madge Sinclair, Jamaican actress (d. 1995)
28th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Ann-Margret, Swedish-born actress
28th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Nico Mastorakis, Greek filmmaker, director and radio producer
28th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Karl Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
28th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
28th of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Lucien Aimar, French cyclist
28th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Mike Brearley, English cricketer
28th of April 1943 BIRTHDAY Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor
28th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director
28th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
28th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Alice Waters, American chef
28th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress
28th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Dorothee Berryman, Canadian actress and singer
28th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Marcia Strassman, American actress
28th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Terry Pratchett, English author
28th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Paul Guilfoyle, American actor
28th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Indian Larry, American stuntman (d. 2004)
28th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
28th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Willie Colon, Puerto Rican salsa musician
28th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Jay Leno, American comedian and television host
28th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Mary McDonnell, American actress
28th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Kim Gordon, American musician (Sonic Youth)
28th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Roberto Bolano, Chilean novelist and poet (d. 2003)
28th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Vic Sotto, Filipino actor, host, comedian, and film producer
28th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Ron Zook, American football coach
28th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
28th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Barnes, Scottish-born singer
28th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
28th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Hal Sutton, American golfer
28th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY John Cerutti, American baseball player and announcer (d. 2004)
28th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
28th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Jon Pall Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
28th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
28th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Anna Oxa, Italian singer
28th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Futoshi Matsunaga, Japanese serial killer
28th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Lloyd Eisler, Canadian figure skater
28th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Marc Lacroix, Belgian biochemist
28th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
28th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Barry Larkin, American baseball player
28th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Steven Blum, American voice actor
28th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Rardin, American author, Jaz Parks series (d. 2010)
28th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Too Short, American rapper
28th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY John Daly, American golfer
28th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Kari Wuhrer, American actress
28th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Howard Donald, English musician
28th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Andy Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer
28th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Scott Putesky, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
28th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Nicklas Lidstrom, Swedish ice hockey player
28th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer
28th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Brad McEwan, Australian journalist
28th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Bridget Moynahan, American actress
28th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Joseph Bruce, American musician (Insane Clown Posse)
28th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Jorge Garcia, American actor
28th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
28th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth Rohm, German/American actress
28th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Penelope Cruz, Spanish actress
28th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Richel Hersisia, Dutch boxer
28th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Dominic Matteo, Scottish footballer
28th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Vernon Kay, English disc jockey and television presenter
28th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (d. 2006)
28th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Lauren Laverne, English disc jockey and television presenter
28th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Scott Fujita, American football player
28th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Bahram Radan, Iranian actor
28th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Josh Howard, American basketball player
28th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Pietro Travagli, Italian rugby player
28th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Jessica Alba, American actress
28th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Nikki Grahame, English television personality
28th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Chris Kaman, American basketball player
28th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Harry Shum, Jr., American dancer and actor
28th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Roger Johnson, English footballer
28th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Dmitri Torbinski, Russian footballer
28th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY George Nozuka, Canadian singer/songwriter
28th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Roman Polak, Czech ice hockey player
28th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Jenna Ushkowitz, South Korean-American actress
28th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Palm Lundberg, Swedish beauty pageant contestant
28th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Ryan Conroy, Scottish footballer
28th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Juan Manuel Mata, Spanish footballer
28th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Emil Salomonsson, Swedish footballer
28th of April 1990 BIRTHDAY Mario Meraz, Mexican boxer
28th of April 1991 BIRTHDAY Jordan Robinson, British footballer
28th of April 1992 BIRTHDAY Jack Taylor, American actor
28th of April 1192 DEATH Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem
28th of April 1489 DEATH Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician
28th of April 1533 DEATH Nicholas West, English bishop and diplomat (Born 1461)
28th of April 1695 DEATH Henry Vaughan, Welsh poet (Born 1621)
28th of April 1710 DEATH Thomas Betterton, English actor
28th of April 1716 DEATH Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (Born 1673)
28th of April 1726 DEATH Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (Born 1653)
28th of April 1741 DEATH Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman (Born 1668)
28th of April 1772 DEATH Johann Friedrich Struensee, physician of Christian VII of Denmark (Born 1737)
28th of April 1781 DEATH Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (Born 1723)
28th of April 1813 DEATH Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (Born 1745)
28th of April 1816 DEATH Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher (Born 1862)
28th of April 1841 DEATH Peter Chanel, French saint (Born 1803)
28th of April 1853 DEATH Ludwig Tieck, German writer (Born 1773)
28th of April 1858 DEATH Johannes Peter Muller, German physiologist (Born 1801)
28th of April 1865 DEATH Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate (Born 1787)
28th of April 1883 DEATH John "Jack" Russell, English parson, hunter and dog breeder (Born 1795)
28th of April 1905 DEATH Fitzhugh Lee, American Confederate general (Born 1835)
28th of April 1926 DEATH Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer (Born 1857)
28th of April 1936 DEATH King Fuad I of Egypt (Born 1868)
28th of April 1944 DEATH Mohammed Alim Khan, the last Emir of the Emirate of Bukhara (Born 1880)
28th of April 1944 DEATH Frank Knox, U.S. Secretary of the Navy & Vice-Presidential candidate (Born 1874)
28th of April 1945 DEATH Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator (Born 1883)
28th of April 1945 DEATH Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (Born 1912)
28th of April 1945 DEATH Roberto Farinacci, Italian fascist (Born 1892)
28th of April 1946 DEATH Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (Born 1870)
28th of April 1949 DEATH Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (Born 1888)
28th of April 1954 DEATH Leon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1879)
28th of April 1957 DEATH Heinz "Pritzl" Bar, German fighter pilot (Born 1913)
28th of April 1964 DEATH Rolf de Mare, Swedish art collector (Born 1888)
28th of April 1970 DEATH Ed Begley, American actor (Born 1901)
28th of April 1973 DEATH Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (Born 1893)
28th of April 1975 DEATH Tom Donahue, American FM radio DJ (pioneer, freeform radio) (Born 1928)
28th of April 1978 DEATH Sardar Mohammed Daoud, President of Afghanistan (Born 1909)
28th of April 1988 DEATH B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (Born 1949)
28th of April 1991 DEATH Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive (Born 1905)
28th of April 1992 DEATH Francis Bacon, Anglo-Irish painter (Born 1909)
28th of April 1992 DEATH Iceberg Slim, American writer (Born 1918)
28th of April 1993 DEATH Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (Born 1946)
28th of April 1994 DEATH Berton Roueche, American medical writer, The New Yorker magazine staff writer (Born 1910)
28th of April 1998 DEATH Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (Born 1939)
28th of April 1998 DEATH Jerome Bixby, American writer (Born 1923)
28th of April 1999 DEATH Sir Alf Ramsey, English football manager (Born 1920)
28th of April 1999 DEATH Rory Calhoun, American actor (Born 1922)
28th of April 1999 DEATH Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1921)
28th of April 2000 DEATH Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (Born 1916)
28th of April 2000 DEATH Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (Born 1925)
28th of April 2002 DEATH Alexander Lebed, Russian general (Born 1950)
28th of April 2002 DEATH Lou Thesz, American wrestler (Born 1916)
28th of April 2005 DEATH Chris Candido, American wrestler (Born 1972)
28th of April 2005 DEATH Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (Born 1923)
28th of April 2005 DEATH Taraki Sivaram, Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka (Born 1959)
28th of April 2007 DEATH Rene Mailhot, Canadian journalist (Born 1942)
28th of April 2007 DEATH Dabbs Greer, American actor (Born 1917)
28th of April 2007 DEATH Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker, German physicist and philosopher (Born 1912)
28th of April 2007 DEATH Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (Born 1929)
28th of April 2009 DEATH Valeria Peter Predescu, Romanian singer (Born 1947)
28th of April 2009 DEATH Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (Born 1939)
28th of April 2009 DEATH Richard Pratt, Australian businessman (Born1934)

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