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1958Vice Pres Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America

1944Stalin meets Polish/US priest S Orlemanski

1975John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers"

2003Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days)

1934FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act

1996Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

1993NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot

2014Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014

1969Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France

1939Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect

1967Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

1965Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

196638th Academy Awards - "Sound of Music", Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win

1770Capt James Cook aboad Endeavour lands at Botany Bay in Australia

April 28th Historical Events
Date Event
357
Emperor Constantius II visits Rome 
1192
Assassination of Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, in Tyre, two days after his title to the throne confirmed by election. Killing carried out by Hashshashin. 
1202
King Philip II throws out John without Country, from France 
1253
-May 7th) Utrecht destroyed by fire 
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. 
1376
English parliament demands supervision on royal outlay 
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 
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. 
1635
Virginia Gov John Harvey accused of treason & removed from office 
1655
English admiral Blake beats Tunen pirate fleet 
1770
Capt James Cook aboad Endeavour lands at Botany Bay in Australia 
1788
Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify constitution 
1789
Fletcher Christian leads mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain William Bligh 
1796
Cease fire of Cherasco 
1804
31 British ships sail up Suriname river demanding transition colony from the Dutch 
1818
Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes & Lake Champlain 
1829
Dutch parliament accepts new press laws 
1847
George B Vashon becomes 1st black to enter NY State Bar 
1848
Free last slaves in French colonies 
1855
1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston 
1865
Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine" premieres in Paris 
1892
1st performance of Antonin Dvorák's overture "Carneval" 
1901
1st soccer game between Belgium (8) & Netherlands (0) 
1901
Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1 
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 occurs at 10:40 AM on this date. 
1910
1st night air flight (Claude Grahame-White, England) 
1914
181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles WV 
1919
1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin) 
1920
Azerbaijan SSR joins USSR (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
Kurdish rebels surrender to Turkish army 
1925
Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard 
1930
1st night organized baseball game played in Independence Kansas 
1931
Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field 
1932
1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC-radio 
1932
Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced 
1934
FDR 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 (NYC) 
1937
1st commercial flight across Pacific, Pan Am 
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 surrender 
1942
"WW II" titled so, as result of Gallup Poll 
1942
Nightly "dim-out" begins along US East Coast 
1943
1st performance of Marc Blitzstein's "Freedom Morning" 
1943
German-Italian counter offensive in North-Africa 
1943
US 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia 
1944
Stalin meets Polish/US priest S Orlemanski 
1944
Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats 
1945
British commandos attack Elbe & occupies Lauenburg 
1945
US 5th army reaches Swiss border 
1947
Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia 
1949
Bkln, Commish Chandler suspends Durocher but he is absolved on May 3 NY fan charges Leo Durocher with assault after Giants lose 15-2 to 
1949
Former 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. 
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 
1952
Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO. 
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 HRs 
1957
Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
1957
WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1958
Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island 
1958
Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed) 
1958
Vice Pres 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 NYC for 12 performances 
1960
WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1960
Elena Kagan, New York, US Supreme Court Judge 
1961
Lt Col Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude 
1961
Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats SF Giants, 1-0 
1963
Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1963
17th Tony Awards: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" win 
1964
Japan joins OECD 
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
US 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 LA Lakers, 4 games to 3 
1966
38th Academy Awards - "Sound of Music", Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win 
1966
Cleve 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 & 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 & Ian McDonald debuts 
1969
Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark. 
1971
Dutch social democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election 
1971
Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black admiral in US Navy 
1972
Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race 
1973
Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974) 
1974
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic 
1975
John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers" 
1975
South-Vietnam Gen Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30 
1977
Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets 
1977
Andreas Baader & members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany 
1977
The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed. 
1980
Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns 
1980
Reunion Arena in Dallas opens 
1981
Galician current Statute of Autonomy. 
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 NYC after 187 perfs 
1985
Alice Miller wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic 
1985
Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time 
1985
Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless inn to start season 
1986
Soviet TV news program Vremya annouces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event 
1987
NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989 
1987
American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua. 
1988
"Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances 
1988
Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess 
1988
Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row 
1988
NJ 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
"Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances 
1990
Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128 
1990
Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Dave Ferraro 
1990
Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth) 
1991
"Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances 
1991
"Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 78 perfs 
1991
Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) launched 
1992
Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings 
1992
Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns 
1993
"Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances 
1993
Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists 
1993
Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die 
1993
NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot 
1994
1st multi-racial election in South Africa ends [3 days] 
1994
Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer & wife Rosario plead guilty to spying 
1994
Freddy Thielemans sworn in as mayor of Brussels Belgium 
1995
Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die 
1995
Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die 
1996
"Big" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances 
1996
Martin Bryant shoots & kills 35 in Port Arthur Tasmania 
1996
Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic 
1997
"Jekyll & Hyde" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC 
2001
Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist. 
2003
Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days) 
2005
The Patent Law Treaty goes into effect. 
2012
Tent collapse in St Louis, Missouri, kills one and injures 110 people 
2013
8 people are killed and dozens are injured after Taliban attacks on election candidates in Pakistan 
2013
3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France 
2014
Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014 
2016
Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state moves ahead with oil and gas tax 
2016
Ted Cruz picks Carly Fiorina as running mate 
2016
Dennis Hastert, ex-US House speaker, sentenced to 15 months in jail 
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