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Sunday April 28, 2019

April 28: Day of the Week

April 28, 2019 was the 118th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 247 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1887
    A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, Alsatian police inspector Guillaume Schnaebelé is released on order of German Emperor William I, defusing a possible war.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
  • 1987
    American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
  • 1994
    Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
  • 1996
    In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 21 more.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1876
    Nicola Romeo, Italian automobile engineer and an entrepreneur (d. 1938)
  • 1924
    Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • 1925
    T. John Lesinski, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
  • 1963
    Marc Lacroix, Belgian biochemist
  • 1968
    Andy Flower, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1977
    Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1980
    Karolina Goceva, Macedonian singer
  • 1981
    Pietro Travagli, Italian rugby player
  • 1982
    Chris Kaman, American basketball player
  • 1988
    Jonathan Biabiany, French footballer

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