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 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.
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)
- 1192Assassination 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.
- 1503The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
- 1611Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the largest Catholic university in the world.
- 1792France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
- 1944World War II: Nine German S-boots attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
- 1948Igor Stravinsky conducted the premier of his American ballet, Orpheus, in New York City at New York City Center.
- 1965United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to “forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship” and to evacuate U.S. Army troops.
- 1978President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
- 1988Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle “C.B.” Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane’s fuselage rips open in mid-flight.
- 1996Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
Who were born on April 28?
- 1715Franz Sparry, composer (d. 1767)
- 1838Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Dutch jurist, Nobel laureate (d. 1913)
- 1922Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
- 1941Nico Mastorakis, Greek filmmaker, director and radio producer
- 1942Mike Brearley, English cricketer
- 1954Vic Sotto, Filipino actor, host, comedian, and film producer
- 1960Walter Zenga, Italian footballer
- 1967Kari Wührer, American actress
- 1979Scott Fujita, American football player
- 1986George Nozuka, Canadian singer/songwriter
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