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Saturday April 28, 2018

April 28: Day of the Week

April 28, 2018 was the 118th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 247 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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)

  • 1192
    Assassination 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.
  • 1253
    Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
  • 1969
    Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
  • 1977
    The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
  • 1986
    The 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.
  • 1999
    In 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.
  • 2001
    Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.
  • 2008
    A train collision in Shandong, China, kills 72 people and injures 416 more.

Who were born on April 28?

  • 32
    Marcus Salvius Otho, Roman emperor (d. 69 AD)
  • 1934
    Lois Duncan, American novelist
  • 1941
    Ann-Margret, Swedish-born actress
  • 1943
    Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor
  • 1960
    Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
  • 1963
    Marc Lacroix, Belgian biochemist
  • 1965
    Steven Blum, American voice actor
  • 1980
    Josh Howard, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Jessica Alba, American actress
  • 1983
    Roger Johnson, English footballer

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