What Happened on April 28

Historical Events

  • 1611 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.
  • 1770 British Captain James Cook, aboard the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay in Australia
  • 1789 Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain William Bligh
  • 1910 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England
  • 1937 1st commercial flight across Pacific operated by Pan Am
  • 1977 Andreas Baader & members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
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Did You Know?

Using the ISO 8601 standard Year Zero definition for the Gregorian calendar preceded by the Julian calendar, the one billionth minute since the start of January 1, Year Zero occurs at 10:40 AM on this date.

On April 28, 1902

Famous Weddings

  • 1774 Chief justice John Jay (28) weds Sarah Van Brugh Livingston (17)
  • 1886 Painter Paul Cézanne (47) weds Marie-Hortense Fiquet (36)
  • 1903 Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst (40) weds Millicent Veronica Willson (21) in New York City
  • 1938 King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary
  • 1950 King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.

Famous Divorces

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