This Day In History, April 28th

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A Timeline Of Events That Occurred On This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

April 28

357   Constantius II visits Rome for the first time.
1282   Villagers in Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.
1635   Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.
1760   French forces besieging Quebec defeat the British in the second battle on the Plains of Abraham.
1788   Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution.
1789   The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh.
1818   President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
1856   Yokut Indians repel an attack on their land by 100 would-be Indian fighters in California.
1902   Revolution breaks out in the Dominican Republic.
1910   The first night air flight is performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.
1916   British declare martial law throughout Ireland.
1919   Les Irvin makes the first jump with an Army Air Corps parachute.
1920   Azerbaijan joins the Soviet Union.
1930   The first organized night baseball game is played in Independence, Kansas.
1932   A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.
1945   Benito Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans.
1946   The Allies indict Tojo on 55 counts of war crimes
1947   Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and five others set out in a balsa wood craft known as Kon Tiki to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia.
1953   French troops evacuate northern Laos.
1965   The U.S. Army and Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
1967   Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of boxing title.
1969   Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.
Born on April 28
1442   Edward IV, king of England (1461-1470, 1471-1483), first king of the House of York.
1758   James Monroe, fifth President of the United States (1817-1825).
1878   Lionel Barrymore, American stage, screen and radio actor.
1892   John Jacob Niles, American folk singer and folklorist.
1898   William Soutar, Scottish poet.
1902   Johan Borgen, Norwegian novelist.
1912   Odette Hallowes, British secret agent.
1926   Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (To Kill a Mockingbird).
1930   James Baker III, Cabinet secretary for Presidents Reagan and Bush.
1936   Kenneth White, poet and essayist.
1937   Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq.
1937   Jean Redpath, Scottish folk singer.