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Thursday April 28, 2022

April 28: Day of the Week

April 28, 2022 was the 118th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 247 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 357
    Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.
  • 1792
    France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: Nine German S-boots attacked US and UK units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946.
  • 1952
    Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.
  • 1975
    General Cao Van Vien, chief of the South Vietnamese military, departs for the US as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on victory.
  • 1978
    President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.
  • 1988
    Near 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.
  • 2008
    A train collision in Shandong, China, kills 72 people and injures 416 more.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 1715
    Franz Sparry, composer (d. 1767)
  • 1868
    Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (d. 1908)
  • 1908
    Oskar Schindler, Austro-Hungarian (Sudeten German) industrialist (d. 1974)
  • 1912
    Kaneto Shindō, Japanese film director
  • 1924
    Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
  • 1932
    Brownie Ledbetter, American civil rights activist (d. 2010)
  • 1949
    Paul Guilfoyle, American actor
  • 1957
    Wilma Landkroon, Dutch singer
  • 1964
    Noriyuki Iwadare, Japanese composer
  • 1965
    Jennifer Rardin, American author, Jaz Parks series (d. 2010)

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