On This Day

What Happened on April 28

Important Events

  • 1611 Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, oldest existing university in Asia and 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 in the South Pacific
  • 1910 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England
  • 1937 1st commercial flight across Pacific operated by Pan Am
  • 1977 Andreas Baader and members of terrorist group the Red Army Faction (Baader-Meinhof Gang) jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart, Germany
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  • 2003 Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days)

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

Would You Believe?

Shrek the sheep from Tarras, Central Otago, New Zealand, is finally shorn live on TV after 6 years avoidance; the fleece weighed 27 kg (60 lb)

On April 28, 2004

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