About April 28

April 28, 2020 is the 119th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 290 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 1950
    Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
  • 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 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.
  • 1986
    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.
  • 1987
    American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
  • 1994
    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.
  • 1996
    Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
  • 1999
    In Alberta, Canada, 14-year-old Todd Cameron Smith fires upon three students, killing one and wounding another in the W. R. Myers High School shooting.
  • 2008
    A train collision in Shandong, China, kills 72 people and injures 416 more.

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