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Wednesday April 28, 2021

April 28: Day of the Week

April 28, 2021 was the 118th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 247 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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April 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1503
    The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
  • 1944
    World War II: Nine German S-boots attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
  • 1947
    Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
  • 1952
    Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
  • 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.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1819
    Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884)
  • 1863
    Josiah Thomas, Australian politician (d. 1933)
  • 1889
    António de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (d. 1970)
  • 1912
    Odette Sansom Hallowes, French resistance worker (d. 1995)
  • 1924
    Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • 1941
    Ann-Margret, Swedish-born actress
  • 1941
    Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
  • 1944
    Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director
  • 1960
    Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
  • 1968
    Howard Donald, English musician

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