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April 28 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 28. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 40 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 357
    Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
  • 1192
    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.
  • 1253
    Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.
  • 1503
    The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
  • 1611
    Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.
  • 1788
    Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
  • 1789
    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.
  • 1792
    France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
  • 1796
    The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.
  • 1869
    Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay ten miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.
  • 1881
    Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
  • 1887
    A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, Alsatian police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé is released on order of William I, German Emperor, defusing a possible war.
  • 1910
    Frenchman Louis Paulhan wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in England.
  • 1920
    Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
  • 1930
    The first night game in the history of Organized Baseball took place in Independence, Kansas under permanent lights.
  • 1932
    A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
  • 1944
    World War II: Nine German E-boats attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
  • 1945
    Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
  • 1947
    Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
  • 1948
    Igor Stravinsky conducted the premier of his American ballet, Orpheus, in New York City at New York City Center.
  • 1949
    The Hukbalahap are accused of assassinating former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, while she is en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and ten others are also killed.
  • 1950
    Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
  • 1952
    Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
  • 1952
    Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
  • 1952
    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.
  • 1965
    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.
  • 1969
    Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.
  • 1975
    General Cao Văn Viên, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.
  • 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.

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