April 28: Day of the Week
April 28, 2020 is the 119th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 247 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1503The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.
- 1788Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
- 1920Azerbaijan is added to the Soviet Union.
- 1977The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.
- 1986The 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.
- 1987American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
- 1994Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
- 1996In Tasmania, Australia, Martin Bryant goes on a shooting spree, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 21 more.
- 1996Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
- 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?
- 1686Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1721)
- 1870August Schmierer, German rugby player
- 1902Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
- 1906Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
- 1908Oskar Schindler, Austro-Hungarian (Sudeten German) industrialist (d. 1974)
- 1921Rowland Evans, American journalist (d. 2001)
- 1941Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
- 1952Mary McDonnell, American actress
- 1968Howard Donald, English musician
- 1988Juan Manuel Mata, Spanish footballer
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