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In the Gregorian Calendar, April 28 is the 118th
(hundredth – eighteenth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

The devil is optimistic if he thinks he can make men worse.

— Karl Kraus
Austrian journalist and writer (born April 28, 1874).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

April 28 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 796: in Córdoba (Spain), after the death of Hisham I, his son Al-Hakam I was proclaimed emir.
  • 1503: at the Battle of Ceriñola, the Spanish troops under the command of the Grand Captain defeat the French under the command of the Duke of Nemours.
  • 1522: in Madrid (Spain), the king grants city status to the town of Santiago (Cuba).
  • 1611: in Manila (Philippines) the University of Santo Tomás is founded.
  • 1686: in England, Isaac Newton publishes the first volume of the “Principia”.
  • 1688: in Lisbon (Portugal), King Pedro II of the Pacific issues a “royal letter” that re-establishes slavery and the “just war against the Indian.”
  • 1789: riots take place in Paris at Jean-Baptiste Réveillon’s wallpaper factory, a prelude to the French Revolution.
  • 1832: in Spain the gallows is replaced by the vile club as an instrument of executions.
  • 1862: in Mexico the battle of Las Cumbres is fought.
  • 1873: the new department of Apurimac is established in Peru, comprising the provinces of Abancay, Andahuaylas, Aymaraes, Chincheros, Antabamba, Cotabambas and Grau.
  • 1876: Last execution in Brazil.
  • 1877: Stamford Bridge stadium is inaugurated in London.
  • 1887: the first automobile race in history is held in France.
  • 1893: a military uprising takes place in Nicaragua.
  • 1902: Manchester United FC is founded in Manchester (British Empire).
  • 1906: in Milan the International Exhibition is inaugurated.
  • 1912: Italy occupies the island of Rhodes.
  • 1917: the film The Trail of Hate is released, directed by Jack Ford or by Francis Ford according to the sources consulted.
  • 1921: in Havana, the Cuban chess player José Raúl Capablanca is proclaimed world chess champion by beating the German Emanuel Lasker.
  • 1929: Club Sport Emelec is founded in Ecuador.
  • 1929: in Argentina the April 15 Stadium of the Club Atlético Union de Santa Fe is inaugurated, in the event, Union de Santa Fe beat a team of the Argentine Amateur Association 3 to 1.
  • 1934: in Spain, Ricardo Samper is elected Prime Minister of the Second Spanish Republic.
  • 1935: the metro is inaugurated in Moscow, with a length of 82 kilometers.
  • 1945: in Dongo (a town in northern Italy) Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are executed.
  • 1945: in Berlin, Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun.
  • 1947: from the port of Callao (Peru) a six-man expedition departs on the Kon Tiki raft bound for Polynesia. They will travel the almost 7000 kilometers in 101 days of crossing.
  • 1958: 157 km northeast of Eniwetak Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), in a hot air balloon at an altitude of 26.2 km, the United States detonates its 18 kt Yucca atomic bomb. It is the 122th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1959: the Casa de las Américas cultural institution is founded in Havana.
  • 1965: the US invasion begins in the Dominican Republic.
  • 1967: in Montreal the Universal Exhibition is inaugurated.
  • 1967: in the United States Cassius Clay (converted to Islam) refuses to be drafted into the Vietnam War. That is why his world boxing title will be withdrawn.
  • 1967: Bolivia and the United States sign a memorandum of understanding to carry out counterinsurgency operations to combat the Ñancahuazú Guerrilla led by Ernesto Che Guevara.
  • 1969: in France, Charles De Gaulle resigns as president.
  • 1977: in Spain the unions of UGT, USO and CC.OO are legalized.
  • 1981: in Galicia the Statute of Autonomy is approved and promulgated.
  • 1988: Aloha Airlines Flight 243 made an emergency landing at the Maui airport
  • 1989: in the Peruvian town of Molinos (Junín), the army achieves a decisive victory against the terrorist movement MRTA.
  • 1992: the civil war ends in Afghanistan, with the handover of powers from the communist government to Sibgatulah Muyadedi.
  • 1993: in Libreville the plane carrying the Zambian soccer team suffers an accident after taking off from the airport and falls into the sea off the coast of Gabon. There are no survivors.
  • 1994: in Spain, the poet Carlos Bousoño is awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature.
  • 1996: Spanish architect Rafael Moneo is awarded the Pritzker Prize for architecture. He is the first Spaniard to receive this award.
  • 1999: the UN declares the World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
  • 2003: in the United States, the Apple company opens the iTunes Store music store. In its first week it will sell 1 million songs.
  • 2003: The United States launches the Galaxy Evolution Explorer space observatory.
  • 2004: Italian footballer Roberto Baggio retires.
  • 2004: in Bogotá (Colombia), an asphalt recycler falls on a school bus: 21 children and 2 adults die.
  • 2004: in Serravalle (San Marino), the San Marino soccer team wins its first match (friendly) 1-0 against Liechtenstein.
  • 2006: The United States launches the CloudSat Earth observation satellite.
  • 2008: Madonna releases her eleventh studio album Hard Candy.
  • 2011: Cuban poet Fina García Marruz is awarded the Reina Sofía Prize for Ibero-American Poetry.
  • 2017: in Valparaíso (Chile) there is an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter seismological scale.
  • 2019: in Spain, early general elections are held after the General State Budgets are not approved.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

April 28 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1402: Nezahualcóyotl, Texcocan king between 1431 and 1472 (d. 1472).
  • 1442: Edward IV, English King (d. 1483).
  • 1545: Yi Sun Sin, Korean admiral and general (d. 1598).
  • 1555: Girolamo Bellarmato, Italian architect, engineer and cartographer (b.1493).
  • 1589: Margaret of Savoy, Spanish aristocrat (d. 1655).
  • 1612: Odoardo I Farnese, Duke of Parma, Italian politician (d. 1646).
  • 1673: Claude Gillot, French painter (d. 1722).
  • 1758 – James Monroe, American politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831).
  • 1765: Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician (d. 1843).
  • 1770: Rita Luna, Spanish actress (d. 1832).
  • 1774: Francis Baily, British astronomer (d. 1844).
  • 1774: Manuel Piar, Venezuelan military man (d. 1817).
  • 1777: José Primo de Rivera y Ortiz de Pinedo, Spanish military man (d. 1853).
  • 1818: José María Montoto López-Vigil, Spanish writer and jurist (d. 1886).
  • 1821: Melchor García Sampedro, Spanish bishop (d. 1858).
  • 1838: Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Dutch jurist, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1911 (d. 1913).
  • 1842: Gastón de Orleans, French politician, almost emperor of Brazil (d. 1922).
  • 1851: Vital Aza, Spanish comic playwright (d. 1912).
  • 1868: Georgy Voronoi, Russian mathematician (d. 1908).
  • 1868: Émile Bernard, French painter (d. 1941).
  • 1869: Frances Mary Hodgkins, New Zealand painter (d. 1947).
  • 1878: Lionel Barrymore, American actor (d. 1954).
  • 1889: António de Oliveira Salazar, Portuguese dictator (d. 1970).
  • 1889: Takeo Kurita, Japanese military man (d. 1977).
  • 1895: Ottone Rosai, Italian painter (d. 1957).
  • 1898: August Hirt, German physician (d. 1945).
  • 1900: Jan Hendrik Oort, Dutch astronomer (d. 1992).
  • 1900: Antonieta Rivas Mercado, Mexican actress (d. 1931).
  • 1901: Daniel Fernández Crespo, Uruguayan politician (d. 1964).
  • 1906: Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (d. 1978).
  • 1908: Oskar Schindler, German businessman and savior of Jews (d. 1974).
  • 1911: Mario Bauzá, Cuban musician and composer (d. 1993).
  • 1911: Lee Falk, American writer and cartoonist (d. 1999).
  • 1915: Juan García Damas, Spanish writer (d. 2011).
  • 1916: Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian businessman (d. 1993)
  • 1917: Valentín García Yebra, Spanish writer, professor and academic (d. 2010).
  • 1921: Julio Catania, Spanish bass (voice), specialist in oratorios (f. 2002).
  • 1923: Fina García Marruz, Cuban poet and literary researcher.
  • 1924: Kenneth David Kaunda, Zambian politician.
  • 1924: Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist (d. 2009).
  • 1925: Bülent Ecevit, Turkish politician and prime minister (d. 2006).
  • 1925: Vicente López Rosat, Spanish physician and politician (f. 2003).
  • 1926: Harper Lee, American writer (d. 2016).
  • 1928: Yves Klein, French artist (d. 1962).
  • 1929: Evangelina Elizondo, Mexican actress (d. 2017).
  • 1930: James Baker, politician and US Secretary of State.
  • 1930: Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983).
  • 1932: Stênio Garcia, Brazilian film, theater and television actor.
  • 1932: Ramiro Valdés, Cuban military and politician.
  • 1934: Javier Pradera, writer and Spanish political analyst (d. 2011).
  • 1937: Saddam Hussein, Iraqi dictator (d. 2006).
  • 1938: Jorge D’Elía, Argentine actor.
  • 1940: Raúl Parentella, Argentine pianist, violinist, arranger and composer.
  • 1941: Ann-Margret, American actress of Swedish origin.
  • 1941: Lucien Aimar, French cyclist.
  • 1941: Ivà, Spanish cartoonist (f. 1993).
  • 1941: K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
  • 1942: Francisco Rico, Spanish philologist.
  • 1943: Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor.
  • 1947: Noemí Rial, Argentine lawyer and politician (f. 2019).
  • 1948: Terry Pratchett, British writer (d. 2015).
  • 1950: Willie Colón, American singer-songwriter and trombonist.
  • 1950: Jay Leno, American television presenter.
  • 1951: Silvi Vrait, Estonian singer and actress (d. 2013).
  • 1952: Mary McDonnell, American actress.
  • 1952: Leni Stern (Magdalena Thora), German guitarist, singer and actress.
  • 1953: Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer and poet.
  • 1953: Kim Gordon, American singer, of the band Sonic Youth.
  • 1955: William Kentridge, South African artist.
  • 1956: Alejandro Fabbri, Argentine sports journalist.
  • 1957: Poli Rincón, Spanish footballer.
  • 1957: Christopher Young, American composer.
  • 1960: Ian Rankin, Scottish writer.
  • 1960: Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic weightlifter (f. 1993).
  • 1960: Walter Zenga, Italian footballer.
  • 1961: Maye Brandt, Venezuelan model and former Miss Venezuela (f. 1982).
  • 1964: Barry Larkin, American baseball player.
  • 1966: Too $ hort, American rapper.
  • 1970: Diego Simeone, Argentine footballer.
  • 1971: Bridget Moynahan, American actress.
  • 1972: Vladimir Kozlov, Russian professional wrestler.
  • 1972: Sergio Massa, Argentine politician.
  • 1973: Jorge García, American actor.
  • 1973: Francisco Palencia, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1973: Pauleta, Portuguese soccer player.
  • 1973: Big Gipp, American rapper, of the band Goodie Mob.
  • 1973: Serge Zwikker, Dutch basketball player.
  • 1974: Penelope Cruz, Spanish actress.
  • 1974: Margo Dydek, WNBA basketball player (d. 2011).
  • 1975: José Luis Martí, Spanish footballer.
  • 1975: Clesly Evandro Guimarães, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1976: Promoe (Nils Mårten Edh), Swedish rapper.
  • 1977: El Chojin, Spanish rapper.
  • 1977: Thorstein Helstad, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1978: Dave Power, American actor.
  • 1980: Josh Howard, American basketball player.
  • 1980: Facundo Espinosa, Argentine actor.
  • 1980: Bradley Wiggins, British cyclist.
  • 1981: Jessica Alba, American actress and model.
  • 1981: Alex Riley, American wrestler.
  • 1981: Ilary Blasi, Italian model.
  • 1982: Wendel Geraldo Maurício da Silva, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1982: Chris Kaman, German-American basketball player.
  • 1982: Harry Shum, Jr., Costa Rican dancer and actor.
  • 1984: Dmitri Torbinski, Russian footballer.
  • 1985: Nausicaa Bonnín, Spanish actress.
  • 1985: Sebastián Rusculleda, Argentine footballer.
  • 1986: Jenna Ushkowitz, American actress and singer.
  • 1986: Keri Sable, American porn actress.
  • 1986: Jennifer Palm Lundberg, Swedish model.
  • 1986: Takashi Fujii, Japanese footballer.
  • 1986: Hirotsugu Nakabayashi, Japanese footballer.
  • 1987: Robin Schulz, German DJ and electronic music producer.
  • 1987: Daequan Cook, American basketball player.
  • 1987: Bradley Johnson, English footballer.
  • 1988: Spencer Hawes, American basketball player.
  • 1988: Juan Mata, Spanish footballer.
  • 1988: Camila Vallejo, Chilean student leader.
  • 1988: Jonathan Biabiany, French footballer.
  • 1988: Emma Hewitt, Australian singer and songwriter of Trance music.
  • 1989: Sungkyu, singer, MC, voice actor, model and South Korean actor.
  • 1989: Gabriele Angella, Italian footballer.
  • 1989: Makoto Oda, Japanese soccer player.
  • 1989: Miriam Giovanelli, Italian actress.
  • 1989: Ruud Boymans, Dutch footballer.
  • 1990: Riccardo Gagliolo, Italian footballer.
  • 1991: Katja Schroffenegger, Italian footballer.
  • 1992: Christabelle Borg, Maltese singer.
  • 1992: Masanobu Komaki, Japanese footballer.
  • 1992: Kōtarō Ōmori, Japanese footballer.
  • 1993: Jorge Ortí, Spanish soccer player.
  • 1993: Mattia Sprocati, Italian footballer.
  • 1995: Melanie Martinez, American singer and songwriter.
  • 1997: Amaia Aberasturi, Spanish actress.
  • 1998: Ayumu Matsumoto, Japanese footballer.
  • 1998: Kazuto Nishida, Japanese footballer.
  • 1999: Antonio Puppio, Italian cyclist.
  • 2000: Ellie Carpenter, Australian footballer.
  • 2001: Izumi Miyata, Japanese soccer player.
  • 2001: Laura Rogora, Italian climber.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

April 28 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 948: Hu Jinsi, Chinese general and prefect (b.?).
  • 1400: Baldus de Ubaldis, Italian jurist (b.1327).
  • 1710: Thomas Betterton, British actor (b.1635).
  • 1716: Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, French priest (b.1673).
  • 1740: Bajirao I, Indian general (b. 1700).
  • 1805: Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard d’Ansse de Villoison, French philologist (b. 1750).
  • 1812: Francisco Cabarrús, Spanish financier and politician of French origin (b. 1752).
  • 1853: Ludwig Tieck, German writer (b. 1773).
  • 1866: José María López y Rastrollo, Spanish politician (b. 1798) .1
  • 1876: Joseph-Frédéric-Benoît Charrière, Swiss surgical instrument maker (b.1803).
  • 1903: Josiah Willard Gibbs, American physicist and mathematician (b. 1839).
  • 1918: Gavrilo Princip (23), Bosnian Serb nationalist (b. 1894), assassinated the crown prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • 1920: Augusto Miranda y Godoy, Spanish military and politician (b. 1855).
  • 1927: Li Dazhao, Chinese intellectual and politician (b. 1889).
  • 1936: Fuad I, Egyptian king (b.1868).
  • 1944: Charlotte Wilson, English anarchist (b.1854).
  • 1945: Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator (b. 1883).
  • 1945: Clara Petacci (33), Italian citizen (b.1912), Mussolini’s lover, murdered alongside him.
  • 1946: Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870).
  • 1946: Maurice Janin, French general (b.1862).
  • 1949: Chalupa, Chilean clown (n. ¿?).
  • 1951: Osmar Maderna, Argentine musician, pianist, conductor, composer and arranger (b. 1918).
  • 1954: Léon Jouhaux, French trade unionist, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1951 (b. 1879).
  • 1957: Genaro Salinas, Mexican tenor and popular singer (b. 1918).
  • 1960: Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chilean president (b. 1877).
  • 1962: Carlos Dittborn, Chilean soccer coach, one of the organizers of the 1962 Soccer World Cup (b. 1921).
  • 1970: Ed Begley, American actor (b.1901).
  • 1973: Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher (b. 1882).
  • 1976: Jesús Pabón y Suárez de Urbina, Spanish writer and historian (b. 1902).
  • 1977: Ricardo Cortez actor and Viennese Jewish Latin lover of silent movies (b. 1899).
  • 1977: Sepp Herberger, German soccer coach (b. 1897).
  • 1983: Jaime Bateman, Colombian guerrilla (b.1940).
  • 1986: Pedro Lombardía, Spanish jurist (b.1930).
  • 1987: Benjamin Linder, American engineer and activist in Nicaragua (b. 1959).
  • 1989: Raúl Sendic, founder and leader of the Uruguayan Tupamaros (b. 1925).
  • 1992: Francis Bacon, Anglo-Irish painter (b.1909).
  • 1993: Jim Valvano, American basketball coach (b.1946).
  • 1995: Santiago Lagunas, Spanish painter and architect (b. 1912).
  • 1995: Gustavo Polidor, Venezuelan baseball player (b. 1961).
  • 1999: Osvaldo Civile, Argentine guitarist (b. 1958).
  • 1999: Rory Calhoun, American actor (b.1922).
  • 1999 – Sir Alf Ramsey, British football player and coach (b.1920).
  • 1999: Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1921).
  • 2001: Germán Sopeña, Argentine journalist and writer (b.1946).
  • 2002: Diosdado Simón, Spanish researcher, biologist, botanist, arborist and environmental educator (b. 1954).
  • 2005: Percy Heath, American jazz musician and double bass player (b.1923).
  • 2005: Raimon Galí, Spanish historian and writer (b. 1917).
  • 2007: Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b.1912).
  • 2009: Idea Vilariño, Uruguayan poet (b.1920).
  • 2009: Javier Ortiz, Spanish journalist (b.1948).
  • 2009: Miguel Covián Pérez, Mexican politician, intellectual and journalist (b.1930).
  • 2011: Enrique Arancibia Clavel, Chilean assassin (b.1944), DINA agent.
  • 2012: Matilde Camus, Spanish writer and poet (b.1919).
  • 2013: Julio Ernesto Vila, Argentine sports journalist (b.1938).
  • 2015: Jovita Díaz, Argentine singer, lyricist, composer and actress (b. 1941).
  • 2020: Michael Robinson, former British footballer and sportscaster (b.1958)

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

April 28 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work.
  • Bacteriologist and Clinical Laboratory Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

April 28 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Peter Chanel.
  • Saint Prudencio, patron of the province of Álava.
  • Saint Vital of Milan.
  • Luis Maria Grignion de Montfort.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

April 28 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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