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What are the important events that happened on April 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 28 is the 118th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 15, 2017 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 414,816 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecaoctagon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac 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 297 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,589 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 28 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1838
    Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Dutch jurist, Nobel laureate (d. 1913)
  • 1923
    William Guarnere, WWII veteran
  • 1930
    Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
  • 1958
    Nancy Lee Grahn, American actress
  • 1991
    Jordan Robinson, British footballer

Who died on April 28?

  • 1710
    Thomas Betterton, English actor
  • 1949
    Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (b. 1888)
  • 1994
    Berton Roueché, American medical writer (b. 1910)
  • 1999
    Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929)

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