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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

  • 1932
    A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
  • 1950
    Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
  • 1977
    The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1941
    Nico Mastorakis, Greek filmmaker, director and radio producer
  • 1957
    Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • 1960
    Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • 1971
    Brad McEwan, Australian journalist
  • 1986
    George Nozuka, Canadian singer/songwriter

Who died on April 28?

  • 1781
    Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1723)
  • 1813
    Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (b. 1745)
  • 1954
    Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1879)
  • 1994
    Berton Roueché, American medical writer (b. 1910)
  • 1999
    Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922)

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