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Events and People Who Made History on April 28

4th Century

357 - Emperor Constantius II visits Rome

6th Century

585 - War between Lydia and Media ended by solar eclipse

13th Century

1202 - King Philip II throws out John without Country, from France

14th Century

1376 - English parliament demands supervision on royal outlay

16th Century

1503 - Battle at Cerignalo: Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France
1521 - Treaty of Worms: Emperor Charles names his brother Ferdinand Arch duke of Netherlands-Austria
1550 - Powers of Dutch inquisition extends

17th Century

1635 - Virginia Governor John Harvey accused of treason and removed from office
1655 - English Admiral Blake beats Tunen pirate fleet

18th Century

1770 - Captain James Cook in Endeavor lands at Botany Bay in Australia
1788 - Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify constitution
1789 - Fletcher Christian leads Mutiny on HMS Bounty and Captain William Bligh
1796 - Cease fire of Cherasco

19th Century

1804 - 31 English ship sail Suriname river demand transition colony
1818 - Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes and Lake Champlain
1829 - Dutch parliament accepts new press laws
1847 - George B. Vashon becomes 1st black to enter New York State Bar
1848 - Free last slaves in French colonies
1855 - 1st veterinary college in U.S. incorporated in Boston
1865 - Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine," premieres in Paris
1865 - Opera "L'Africaine" is produced (Paris)
1892 - 1st performance of Antonin Dvorak's overture "Carneval"

20th Century

1901 - 1st soccer game between Belgium (8) and Netherlands (0)
1901 - Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
1910 - 1st night air flight (Claude Grahame-White, England)
1914 - 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles, West Virginia
1914 - W. H. Carrier patents air conditioner
1919 - 1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)
1920 - Azerbaijan SSR joins U.S.S.R. (1st time)
1922 - WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station
1923 - Wembley Stadium opens-Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)
1924 - 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster
1925 - Kurd rebels surrender to Turkish army
1925 - Netherlands and Great Britain return to gold standard
1930 - 1st night organized baseball game Independence. Kansas
1931 - Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track and field
1932 - 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC-radio
1932 - Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced
1934 - Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Home Owners Loan Act
1934 - Soccer team Blue White '34 forms
1934 - Spanish government of Samper forms
1934 - Tigers' Goose Goslin grounds into 4 straight double plays
1935 - Moscow underground opens (81 km long)
1937 - 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (New York City)
1937 - 1st commercial flight across Pacific, Pan Am
1938 - King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary
1939 - Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect
1940 - Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
1940 - Rudolf Hess becomes commandant of concentration camp Auschwitz
1941 - Last British troops in Greece surrenders
1942 - Nightly "dim-out" begins along East Coast
1942 - "WW II" titled so, as result of Gallup Poll
1943 - 1st performance of Marc Blitzstein's "Freedom Morning"
1943 - German-Italian counter offensive in North-Africa
1943 - U.S. 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia
1944 - Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 U.S. soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats
1944 - Stalin meets Polish/U.S. priest S Orlemanski
1945 - British commands attack Elbe and occupies Lauenburg
1945 - U.S. 5th army reaches Swiss border
1947 - Thor Heyerdahl and Kon-Tiki sail from Peru to Polynesia
1952 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1952 - St. Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
1952 - WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect
1955 - WBIQ TV channel 10 in Birmingham, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Last French troop leave Vietnam
1956 - Reds Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 home runs
1957 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1957 - WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 - Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1958 - Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America
1959 - KLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1959 - KPLR TV channel 11 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
1960 - "Christine" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 12 performances
1960 - WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 - Lieutenant Colonel Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude
1961 - Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats San Francisco Giants, 1-0
1963 - 17th Tony Awards: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum win
1963 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1964 - Japan joins OECO
1965 - Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS
1965 - Lindsey Nelson broadcasts game at Astrodome from a hanging gondola
1965 - Richard Helms replaces Marshall S. Carter as deputy director of CIA
1965 - U.S. Marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966
1965 - William F. Raborn, Jr. replaces John A. McCone as 7th head of CIA
1966 - 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
1966 - 38th Academy Awards - "Sound of Music," Julie Christie and L Marvin win
1966 - Cleveland ties record with 10th straight win since Opening Day
1966 - OCAM, Common Afro-Mauritian Organization forms
1967 - Expo 67 opens in Montreal
1967 - Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army and stripped of boxing title
1968 - 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies' Golf Invitational
1969 - Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France
1969 - King Crismson with Greg Lake and Ian McDonald debuts
1971 - Dutch social democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election
1971 - Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. becomes 1st black Admiral in U.S. Navy
1972 - Courts awarded Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner because winner was given drugs before race
1974 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1975 - John Lennon appears on "Tonight" and Ringo on "Smother Brothers"
1975 - South-Vietnam General Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30
1977 - Andreas Baader and members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
1977 - Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets
1980 - Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns
1980 - Reunion Arena in Dallas opens
1983 - Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead
1983 - Bruins 4-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Series tied 1-1
1983 - NASA launches Geos-F
1984 - "La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 187 performances
1985 - Alice Miller wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1985 - Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 4th time
1985 - Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless inn to start season
1986 - Chernobyl, U.S.S.R. site of world's worst nuclear power plant disaster
1987 - NBA announces expansion to Charlotte North Carolina and Miami Florida in 1988 and Minneapolis Minnesota and Orlando Florida in 1989
1988 - Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess
1988 - Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row
1988 - "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 68 performances
1988 - New Jersey Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes
1989 - Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money
1989 - Iran protests sale of "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
1990 - Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat New York Knicks 157-128
1990 - "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 6,137 performances
1990 - Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Dave Ferraro
1990 - Guns and Roses' Axl marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)
1990 - Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)
1991 - "Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 105 performances
1991 - Space Shuttle STS-39 (Discovery 12) launched
1991 - "Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 78 performances
1992 - Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings
1992 - Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns
1993 - Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists
1993 - New York Islanders beat Washington Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot
1993 - "Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 5 performances
1993 - Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die
1994 - 1st multi-racial election in South Africa ends [3 days]
1994 - Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and wife Rosario plead guilty to spying
1994 - Freddy Thielemans sworn in as mayor of Brussels Belgium
1994 - Lisa Marie Presley separates from Danny Keough
1995 - Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die
1995 - Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die
1996 - "Big," opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 193 performances
1996 - Martin Bryant shoots and kills 35 in Port Arthur Tasmania
1996 - Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1997 - "Jekyll and Hyde" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City

21st Century

2001 - Dennis Tito becomes the first space tourist by paying $20 million to fly on a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.


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