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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, 24,888,960 minutes 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1921
    Rowland Evans, American journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1961
    Futoshi Matsunaga, Japanese serial killer
  • 1981
    Pietro Travagli, Italian rugby player
  • 1982
    Chris Kaman, American basketball player
  • 1991
    Jordan Robinson, British footballer

Who died on April 28?

  • 1841
    Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
  • 1994
    Berton Roueché, American medical writer (b. 1910)
  • 2002
    Alexander Lebed, Russian general (b. 1950)
  • 2002
    Lou Thesz, American wrestler (b. 1916)
  • 2005
    Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)

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