About April 28

April 28, 2021 is the 118th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 279 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 28

  • 357
    Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
  • 1253
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
  • 1930
    The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.
  • 1932
    A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
  • 1948
    Igor Stravinsky conducted the premier of his American ballet, Orpheus, in New York City at New York City Center.
  • 1949
    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.
  • 1952
    Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
  • 1975
    General Cao Van Vien, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.
  • 1977
    The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
  • 1987
    American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
  • 1988
    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.
  • 1996
    In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 21 more.
  • 2001
    Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.

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