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Wednesday April 28, 2021

April 28: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1503
    The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
  • 1789
    Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
  • 1949
    Former First Lady of the Philippines Aurora Quezon, 61, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband; her daughter and 10 others are also killed.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
  • 1996
    Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
  • 1999
    In Alberta, Canada, 14-year-old Todd Cameron Smith fires upon three students, killing one and wounding another in the W. R. Myers High School shooting.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1900
    Heinrich Müller, head of the Gestapo (disappeared in 1945)
  • 1906
    Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978)
  • 1906
    Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
  • 1921
    Rowland Evans, American journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1924
    Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • 1948
    Dorothée Berryman, Canadian actress and singer
  • 1971
    Bridget Moynahan, American actress
  • 1973
    Elisabeth Röhm, German/American actress
  • 1986
    Jenna Ushkowitz, South Korean-American actress
  • 1986
    Roman Polák, Czech ice hockey player

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