April 28 Events in History - April 28 Birthdays - April 28 Deaths
2015 Nigerian troops rescue 93 women and 200 girls from Boko Haram encampments in the Sambisa Forest; the 'Chibok girls', kidnapped by the militants last year and taken into the forest, were not among those rescued
2014 Microsoft identifies a security issue in Internet Explorer that can allow hackers to take control of personal computers using the browser; the flaw affects versions 6 to 11 of the software
2014 Dubai International Airport beat London Heathrow Airport in the first quarter of this year as the world's busiest international airport; Dubai Airport hopes to retain this position after a series of expansion projects are completed
2013 During the new swearing in ceremony of Enrico Letta, an Italian man shoots and wounds two policemen outside Palazzo Chigi
2013 Iceland's center-right opposition party is set to return to power after the country's parliamentary election results are finalized
2012 In recognition of democratic reforms, the European Union opens an office in Burma
2012 Syria accuses Ban Ki-moon, Secretary of the United Nations, of 'encouraging attacks on the government'
2011 According to the WHO, leading causes of death in the world include chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes
2011 Panasonic Corporation reportedly plans to announce it will cut 40,000 jobs
2010 John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator announces Niger faces total crop failure worse than that of 2005
2001 Dennis Tito becomes the first space tourist by paying $20 million to fly on a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.
1997 "Jekyll and Hyde" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City
1996 "Big," opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 193 performances
1996 Martin Bryant shoots and kills 35 in Port Arthur Tasmania
1996 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1995 Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die
1995 Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die
1994 1st multi-racial election in South Africa ends [3 days]
1994 Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer and wife Rosario plead guilty to spying
1994 Freddy Thielemans sworn in as mayor of Brussels Belgium
1994 Lisa Marie Presley separates from Danny Keough
1993 "Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 5 performances
1993 Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists
1993 Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die
1993 New York Islanders beat Washington Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot
1992 Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings
1992 Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns
1991 "Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 105 performances
1991 "Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City after 78 performances
1991 Space Shuttle STS-39 (Discovery 12) launched
1990 "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 6,137 performances
1990 Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat New York Knicks 157-128
1990 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Dave Ferraro
1990 Guns and Roses' Axl marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)
1990 Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)
1989 Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money
1989 Iran protests sale of "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
1988 "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 68 performances
1988 Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess
1988 Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row
1988 New Jersey Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes
1987 NBA announces expansion to Charlotte North Carolina and Miami Florida in 1988 and Minneapolis Minnesota and Orlando Florida in 1989
1986 Chernobyl, U.S.S.R. site of world's worst nuclear power plant disaster
1985 Alice Miller wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1985 Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 4th time
1985 Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless inn to start season
1984 "La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 187 performances
1983 Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead
1983 Bruins 4-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Series tied 1-1
1983 NASA launches Geos-F
1980 Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns
1980 Reunion Arena in Dallas opens
1977 Christopher Boyce convicted for selling secrets
1977 Andreas Baader and members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
1975 John Lennon appears on "Tonight" and Ringo on "Smother Brothers"
1975 South-Vietnam General Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30
1974 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1972 Courts awarded Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner because winner was given drugs before race
1971 Dutch social democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election
1971 Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. becomes 1st black Admiral in U.S. Navy
1969 Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France
1969 King Crismson with Greg Lake and Ian McDonald debuts
1968 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies' Golf Invitational
1967 Expo 67 opens in Montreal
1967 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army and stripped of boxing title
1966 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3
1966 38th Academy Awards - "Sound of Music," Julie Christie and L Marvin win
1966 Cleveland ties record with 10th straight win since Opening Day
1966 OCAM, Common Afro-Mauritian Organization forms
1965 Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS
1965 Lindsey Nelson broadcasts game at Astrodome from a hanging gondola
1965 Richard Helms replaces Marshall S. Carter as deputy director of CIA
1965 U.S. Marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966
1965 William F. Raborn, Jr. replaces John A. McCone as 7th head of CIA
1964 Japan joins OECO
1963 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1963 17th Tony Awards: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum win
1961 Lieutenant Colonel Gueorgui Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 m altitude
1961 Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats San Francisco Giants, 1-0
1960 "Christine" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 12 performances
1960 WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 KLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1959 KPLR TV channel 11 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1958 Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America
1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1957 WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Last French troop leave Vietnam
1956 Reds Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 home runs
1955 WBIQ TV channel 10 in Birmingham, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Patty Berg wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
1952 St. Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan
1952 WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect
1947 Thor Heyerdahl and Kon-Tiki sail from Peru to Polynesia
1945 British commands attack Elbe and occupies Lauenburg
1945 U.S. 5th army reaches Swiss border
1944 Stalin meets Polish/U.S. priest S Orlemanski
1944 Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 U.S. soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats
1943 1st performance of Marc Blitzstein's "Freedom Morning"
1943 German-Italian counter offensive in North-Africa
1943 U.S. 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia
1942 "WW II" titled so, as result of Gallup Poll
1942 Nightly "dim-out" begins along East Coast
1941 Last British troops in Greece surrenders
1940 Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"
1940 Rudolf Hess becomes commandant of concentration camp Auschwitz
1939 Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect
1938 King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary
1937 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (New York City)
1937 1st commercial flight across Pacific, Pan Am
1935 Moscow underground opens (81 km long)
1934 Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Home Owners Loan Act
1934 Soccer team Blue White '34 forms
1934 Spanish government of Samper forms
1934 Tigers' Goose Goslin grounds into 4 straight double plays
1932 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC-radio
1932 Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced
1931 Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track and field
1930 1st night organized baseball game Independence. Kansas
1925 Kurd rebels surrender to Turkish army
1925 Netherlands and Great Britain return to gold standard
1924 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster
1923 Wembley Stadium opens-Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)
1922 WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station
1920 Azerbaijan SSR joins U.S.S.R. (1st time)
1919 1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)
1914 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles, West Virginia
1914 W. H. Carrier patents air conditioner
1910 1st night air flight (Claude Grahame-White, England)
1901 1st soccer game between Belgium (8) and Netherlands (0)
1901 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
1892 1st performance of Antonin Dvorak's overture "Carneval"
1865 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine," premieres in Paris
1865 Opera "L'Africaine" is produced (Paris)
1855 1st veterinary college in U.S. incorporated in Boston
1848 Free last slaves in French colonies
1847 George B. Vashon becomes 1st black to enter New York State Bar
1829 Dutch parliament accepts new press laws
1818 Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes and Lake Champlain
1804 31 English ship sail Suriname river demand transition colony
1796 Cease fire of Cherasco
1789 Fletcher Christian leads Mutiny on HMS Bounty and Captain William Bligh
1788 Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify constitution
1770 Captain James Cook in Endeavor lands at Botany Bay in Australia
1655 English Admiral Blake beats Tunen pirate fleet
1635 Virginia Governor John Harvey accused of treason and removed from office
1550 Powers of Dutch inquisition extends
1521 Treaty of Worms: Emperor Charles names his brother Ferdinand Arch duke of Netherlands-Austria
1503 Battle at Cerignalo: Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France
1376 English parliament demands supervision on royal outlay
1202 King Philip II throws out John without Country, from France
585 War between Lydia and Media ended by solar eclipse
357 Emperor Constantius II visits Rome