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April 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 28

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April 28th is the day we officially celebrate Superhero Day and Blueberry Pie Day.

We are now on day 119 out of 366, and have 247 days remaining in 2024.

To get you through those last few days of April, be sure to read on about historical events, celebrity births, and deaths, and much more that happened on this day in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1994, The Simpsons aired its 100th episode? It was the highest rated TV show on the Fox network that week.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 28th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on April 28 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2019

HBO’s Game of Thrones aired the longest battle ever to be shown on screen.

The episode was called “The Long Night,” and the battle lasted for almost 80 minutes.

2001

Space welcomed its first tourist from Earth.

OTD in 2001: Space welcomed its first tourist from Earth.

Businessman Dennis Tito spent $20 million to become the first space tourist to orbit our planet.

1994

The Simpsons aired its 100th television episode on Fox.

1988

Flight attendant Clarabelle “C.B.” Lansing was blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243.

The flight departed from Hilo International Airport and was scheduled to land in Honolulu. The explosive decompression of the plane tore off a large section of the roof of the aircraft. Flight attendant Lansing was ejected from the plane, and her body was never found. There were no other fatalities.

1978

Mohammed Daoud Khan, the President of Afghanistan, was assassinated in a coup.

The coup was led by pro-communist revolutionaries and the nation’s military, who were displeased with Khan’s autocratic rule.

1967

Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali lost his boxing title after refusing to join the army.

OTD in 1967: Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali lost his boxing title after refusing to join the army.

Muhammed Ali stated he could not join due to religious reasons. He had changed his name and converted to Islam in 1964.

1958

Vice President Richard Nixon started a goodwill tour in South America to show that the US was committed to the region.

1958

After 104 episodes, Adventures of Superman aired its final episode.

Adventures of Superman was the first television series about Superman, which originally aired in black & white in 1952.

1952

The Treaty of San Francisco took effect.

OTD in 1952: The Treaty of San Francisco took effect.

The treaty was put in place to guarantee peace between Japan and 48 nation allies of World War II.

1945

Fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was executed in a small village in Northern Italy.

Partisan uprisings and Allied advancements into Italy forced Mussolini to flee. He and his mistress were captured trying to escape to Switzerland.

1920

The Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic was founded.

1881

Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.

During his escape, he killed two sheriff’s deputies and managed to evade capture for more than two months.

1788

Maryland became the 7th state to join the United States of America.

1770

Explorer Captain James Cook arrived at Botany Bay in Australia.

OTD in 1770: Explorer Captain James Cook arrived at Botany Bay in Australia.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Jorge Garcia! Check out more famous people born on this day below.

1995

Melanie Martinez

American

Singer

Melanie Martinez

Age:

29 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1981

Jessica Alba

American

Actress

Jessica Alba

Age:

43 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1758

James Monroe

American

President

James Monroe

Died On:

Jul 4, 1831 (Age 73)

Born In:

Virginia, USA

1973

Jorge Garcia

American

Actor

Jorge Garcia

Age:

51 years old

Born In:

Nebraska, USA

Special Holidays

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

April 28: National Superhero Day
United States

National Superhero Day

Superheroes have been around in comics since the 1930s, but in the real world, many people go out of their way to help better other people and the world around them. That’s why today is Superhero Day, so why not do something special to help the world today?

April 28: National Blueberry Pie Day
United States

National Blueberry Pie Day

There’s nothing better than a warm slice of pie fresh out of the oven, and blueberry pie might just be the very best! So try your hand at baking a blueberry pie today, it might be a little bit of work, but it’s going to be delicious even if you mess it up!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

In World War II, Germany tried to collapse the British economy by dropping millions of counterfeit bills over London.

Birthday & Zodiac

For those of you who were born on April 28th, your star sign is Taurus.

Taurus is the second astrological sign in the modern zodiac. Taureans are remarkably passionate, whether this passion is for people, wealth, or something else. This enables them to have the drive to accomplish challenging tasks in life.

People born during April have the Diamond birthstone. Much like people born in April, diamonds are strong. Its name comes from the Greek word “adamas,” which means “invincible” or “unbreakable.”

For people born on April 28, your estimated date of conception falls on August 5 in the previous year.

Babies conceived on April 28, 2024, will likely be born around January 19, 2025.

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