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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1952
    Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
  • 1977
    The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1968
    Andy Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1973
    Serge Zwikker, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Chris Kaman, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Dmitri Torbinski, Russian footballer
  • 1989
    Emil Salomonsson, Swedish footballer

Who died on April 28?

  • 1192
    King Conrad of Montferrat
  • 1957
    Heinz “Pritzl” Bär, German fighter pilot (b. 1913)
  • 1973
    Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893)
  • 1975
    Tom Donahue, American freeform radio DJ (b. 1928)
  • 2009
    Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (b. 1939)

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