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.
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.
- 1788Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
- 1796The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.
- 1887A 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.
- 1920Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
- 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.
- 1969Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
- 1996In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 21 more.
- 1999In Alberta, Canada, 14-year-old Todd Cameron Smith fires upon three students, killing one and wounding another in the W. R. Myers High School shooting.
Who were born on April 28?
- 1630Charles Cotton, English poet (d. 1687)
- 1876Nicola Romeo, Italian automobile engineer and an entrepreneur (d. 1938)
- 1953Roberto Bolaño, Chilean novelist and poet (d. 2003)
- 1956Jimmy Barnes, Scottish-born singer
- 1960Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
- 1967Kari Wührer, American actress
- 1973Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
- 1973Jorge Garcia, American actor
- 1981Jessica Alba, American actress
- 1988Jonathan Biabiany, French footballer
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