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.
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)
- 357Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
- 1503The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
- 1788Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
- 1944World War II: Nine German S-boots attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
- 1947Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
- 1948Igor Stravinsky conducted the premier of his American ballet, Orpheus, in New York City at New York City Center.
- 1952The 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.
- 1978President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
- 1986The 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.
- 2001Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.
Who were born on April 28?
- 1902Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
- 1926Harper Lee, American author
- 1932Brownie Ledbetter, American civil rights activist (d. 2010)
- 1944Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe, Belgian politician
- 1960Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
- 1971Brad McEwan, Australian journalist
- 1973Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
- 1978Lauren Laverne, English disc jockey and television presenter
- 1990Mario Meraz, Mexican boxer
- 1992Jack Taylor, American actor
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