On This Day

On This Day in History for April 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1995 Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die
  • 1996 In Australia's worst massacre in modern history, Martin Bryant shoots and kills 35 in Port Arthur, Tasmania. Leads to a compulsory gun buy back program and major changes to gun control laws.
  • 2001 Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist

Historic CommunicationShrek the Sheep

2004 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)

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Shrek the sheep, after escaping shearing for 6 years!
Shrek the sheep, after escaping shearing for 6 years!
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  • 2005 The Patent Law Treaty goes into effect.
  • 2012 Tent collapse in St Louis, Missouri, kills one and injures 110 people
  • 2013 8 people are killed and dozens are injured after Taliban attacks on election candidates in Pakistan
  • 2013 3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France
  • 2018 World's largest child sacrifice, 140 remains uncovered by archaeologists near Trujillo, Peru, dating back 550 years to Chimú civilisation
  • 2018 Indian government announces electricity has now reached every Indian village
  • 2019 Largest demonstrations since 2014 in Hong Kong over plans to change law to send suspects to mainland China for trial
  • 2019 Spanish general election: no party wins a majority, Socialists under Pedro Sanchez win most with 29%

Historic DiscoveryCOVID-19

2020 US confirmed cases of coronavirus COVID-19 pass 1 million, while death toll of 58,365 surpasses that of US soldiers killed in Vietnam War (Johns Hopkins)

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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 President Vladimir Putin warns Russia has not yet reached the peak of coronavirus infections, with 93,000 recorded cases and 867 deaths

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2020 Argentina bans all commercial domestic and international flights until September 1 because of coronavirus COVID-19

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