28 April

28 April

April 28 is the 118th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 247 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 28th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 28th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Day For Safety And Health At Work.
  • Workers’ Memorial Day.
  • National Blueberry Pie Day
  • International Workers Memorial Day
  • National Cubicle Day
  • National Biological Clock Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – April 28

2004: The first Abu Ghraib torture pictures are published

The images aired in a 60 Minutes II report showed gross human rights violations, including torture and murder, committed by U.S. soldiers and CIA personnel in the Baghdad prison.

2001: Dennis Tito becomes the first space tourist in history

A Russian rocket transported the Californian billionaire to the International Space Station (ISS).

1994: Former CIA officer Aldrich Ames admits he forwarded U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union

Ames was sentenced to life imprisonment for his activities which amounted to one of the most damaging spy cases in U.S. history.

1969: Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France

De Gaulle founded the French Fifth Republic in 1958 and became its first President a year later.

1967: Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of his boxing title in 1967.

1965: The U.S. Army and Marines invade the Dominican Republic in 1965

1947: Thor Heyerdahl begins his legendary journey on Kon-Tiki

The Norwegian explorer and his crew set out on the 101-day journey on the self-built raft to prove that South Americans could have reached and settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

1963: JFK Tours Galway, Ireland, 1963

JFK Tours Galway, Ireland, 1963

1945: Benito Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans 1945.

1914: Junior ratings aboard the battleship HMS King George V collect their daily tot of grog (three parts water to one part rum). ca.1914.

Junior ratings aboard the battleship HMS King George V collect their daily tot of grog (three parts water to one part rum). ca.1914.

1842: Shopping in the belly of a whale at the Isle of Wight’s Blackgang Chine Amusement Park in 1842.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 28

1974: Penélope Cruz, Spanish/American actress

1948: Terry Pratchett, English author

1937: Saddam Hussein, Iraqi politician, 5th President of Iraq

1916: Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian businessman, created Lamborghini

1908: Oskar Schindler, Czech/German businessman

Saddam Hussein was born.

Edward IV of England was born.

Samantha Akkinei was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 28

1992: Francis Bacon, Irish painter

1949: Aurora Quezon, Filipino wife of Manuel L. Quezon, 2nd First Lady of the Philippines

1946: Louis Bachelier, French mathematician

1945: Benito Mussolini, Italian politician, Dictator of Italy

1716: Louis de Montfort, French priest, saint

Benito Mussolini died.

Michael Collins died.

Baji Rao I died.


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