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Sunday April 28, 2019

April 28: Day of the Week

April 28, 2019 is the 118th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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

April 2019
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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)

  • 357
    Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
  • 1503
    The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
  • 1788
    Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Igor Stravinsky conducted the premier of his American ballet, Orpheus, in New York City at New York City Center.
  • 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.
  • 1978
    President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1902
    Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
  • 1926
    Harper Lee, American author
  • 1932
    Brownie Ledbetter, American civil rights activist (d. 2010)
  • 1944
    Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
  • 1960
    Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
  • 1971
    Brad McEwan, Australian journalist
  • 1973
    Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • 1978
    Lauren Laverne, English disc jockey and television presenter
  • 1990
    Mario Meraz, Mexican boxer
  • 1992
    Jack Taylor, American actor

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