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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1945Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement.
- 1947Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
- 1952Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1996In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 21 more.
Who were born on April 28?
- 1442King Edward IV of England (d. 1483)
- 1758James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
- 1916Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer (d. 1993)
- 1924Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
- 1926Harper Lee, American author
- 1930Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
- 1938Madge Sinclair, Jamaican actress (d. 1995)
- 1971Bridget Moynahan, American actress
- 1973Jorge Garcia, American actor
- 1980Karolina Goceva, Macedonian singer
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