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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

  • 1792
    France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
  • 1930
    The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.
  • 1950
    Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.
  • 1987
    American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
  • 1996
    Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1819
    Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884)
  • 1955
    Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest
  • 1960
    Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • 1973
    Serge Zwikker, American basketball player
  • 1988
    Jonathan Biabiany, French footballer

Who died on April 28?

  • 1772
    Johann Friedrich Struensee, physician of Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1737)
  • 1841
    Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803)
  • 1946
    Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870)
  • 2000
    Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2002
    Lou Thesz, American wrestler (b. 1916)

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