April 28

April 28.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, April 28, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on April 28 encompassed events relating to the Battle of Cerignola, Mutiny on the Bounty, Escape from Lincoln of Billy the Kid, London to Manchester Air Race, Opening of Wembley Stadium, First Organized Baseball Night Game, Execution of Benito Mussolini, Kon-Tiki Expedition, Premiere of Stravinsky's Ballet 'Orpheus' and Refusal of Muhammad Ali to be Inducted into the U.S. Army. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Louis d'Armagnac, Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordoba, William Bligh, Fletcher Christian, William Bonney, James Bell, Robert Olinger, Louis Paulhan, Claude Graham-White, John Simpson, Maxwell Ayrton, Doc Smith, Benito Mussolini, Clara Petacci, Thor Heyerdahl, Igor Stravinsky and Muhammad Ali.

Battle of Cerignola - April 28, 1503: On this day in history, April 28, 1503, crucial events took place today in Cerignola, Southern Italy, relating to the Battle of Cerignola. The French forces of Louis d'Armagnac, Duke of Nemours, met the Spanish Forces of Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordoba at Cerignola, Southern Italy, on April 28, 1503. The battle, won by the Spanish, is widely perceived as the first battle to be won mainly through the use of firearms. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1503 were Louis d'Armagnac, Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordoba. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: Battle of Cerignola *** Date: April 28, 1503 *** Place: Cerignola, Southern Italy *** Category: Battle *** Historical Period: 16th Century *** This day in history ***

Mutiny on the Bounty - April 28, 1789: On this day in history, April 28, 1789, critical events took place today in South Pacific, regarding the Mutiny on the Bounty. The mutiny on HMS Bounty began on April 28, 1789, when Acting Lieutenant Fletcher Christian led a group of discontented crewman in seizing control of their Royal Navy ship and setting their captain, Lieutenant William Bligh, adrift with 18 loyal sailors. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1789 were William Bligh, Fletcher Christian. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: Mutiny on the Bounty *** Date: April 28, 1789 *** Place: South Pacific *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 18th Century *** This day in history ***

Escape from Lincoln of Billy the Kid - April 28, 1881: On this day in history, April 28, 1881, momentous events took place today in New Mexico, USA, with regard to the Escape from Lincoln of Billy the Kid. William Bonney, also known as Billy the Kid, was sentenced to hang for murder after a trial in Mesilla, New Mexico. While being held at the Lincoln town courthouse, Bonney managed to escape, on April 28, 1881, by killing his guard, Deputy James Bell, and another deputy, Robert Olinger. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1881 were William Bonney, James Bell, Robert Olinger. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: Escape from Lincoln of Billy the Kid *** Date: April 28, 1881 *** Place: New Mexico, USA *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

London to Manchester Air Race - April 28, 1910: On this day in history, April 28, 1910, significant events took place today in Manchester, England, respecting the London to Manchester Air Race. French aviator Louis Paulhan won the London to Manchester air race on April 28, 1910, beating his rival Claude Graham-White. The prize for winning the race was 10,000. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1910 were Louis Paulhan, Claude Graham-White. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: London to Manchester Air Race *** Date: April 28, 1910 *** Place: Manchester, England *** Category: Aviation *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of Wembley Stadium - April 28, 1923: On this day in history, April 28, 1923, critical events took place today in London, England, regarding the Opening of Wembley Stadium. London's Wembley Stadium, designed by John Simpson and Maxwell Ayrton, was opened on April 23, 1923 as the Empire Stadium. The stadium was demolished in 2002/3, and rebuilt in 2007 as the new Wembley Stadium. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1923 were John Simpson, Maxwell Ayrton. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: Opening of Wembley Stadium *** Date: April 28, 1923 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Construction *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

First Organized Baseball Night Game - April 28, 1930: On this day in history, April 28, 1930, crucial events took place today in Kansas, USA, relating to the First Organized Baseball Night Game. The first night game in the history of organized baseball took place in Independence, Kansas, on April 28, 1930. The game, between the Independence Producers and the Muskogee Chiefs, was won 13 - 3 by Muskogee who were managed by Doc Smith. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1930 were Doc Smith. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: First Organized Baseball Night Game *** Date: April 28, 1930 *** Place: Kansas, USA *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Execution of Benito Mussolini - April 28, 1945: On this day in history, April 28, 1945, momentous events took place today in Como, Italy, with regard to the Execution of Benito Mussolini. Former Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, was executed along with his mistress Clara Petacci, on April 28, 1945. The couple, who were shot by the Italian Resistance, had been discovered attempting to get to Switzerland. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1945 were Benito Mussolini, Clara Petacci. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: Execution of Benito Mussolini *** Date: April 28, 1945 *** Place: Como, Italy *** Category: Crime *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Kon-Tiki Expedition - April 28, 1947: On this day in history, April 28, 1947, significant events took place today in Peru, respecting the Kon-Tiki Expedition. In an attempt to prove that people from South America could have settled in Polynesia, Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl mounted the Kon-Tiki expedition. They built a raft using mainly balsa wood, and other materials of the time, and sailed from Peru on April 28, 1947. Kon-Tiki arrived safely at Raroia in French Polynesia on August 7, 1947. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1947 were Thor Heyerdahl. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: Kon-Tiki Expedition *** Date: April 28, 1947 *** Place: Peru *** Category: Exploration *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Premiere of Stravinsky's Ballet 'Orpheus' - April 28, 1948: On this day in history, April 28, 1948, critical events took place today in New York, USA, regarding the Premiere of Stravinsky's Ballet 'Orpheus'. Russian composer Igor Stravinsky composed his neoclassical ballet 'Orpheus' in Hollywood, California. The premiere was held at the City Center of Music and Drama in New York, on April 28, 1948. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1948 were Igor Stravinsky. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: Premiere of Stravinsky's Ballet 'Orpheus' *** Date: April 28, 1948 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: The Arts *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Refusal of Muhammad Ali to be Inducted into the U.S. Army - April 28, 1967: On this day in history, April 28, 1967, momentous events took place today in Houston, Texas, with regard to the Refusal of Muhammad Ali to be Inducted into the U.S. Army. After refusing to be inducted into the United States Army in Houston, Texas, on April 28, 1967, Muhammad Ali had his boxing license withdrawn and his championships were no longer recognized by The World Boxing Association, the Texas Boxing Commission and the New York Boxing Commission. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: April 28, 1967 were Muhammad Ali. Facts on this day in History April 28: Events on this day in history: Refusal of Muhammad Ali to be Inducted into the U.S. Army *** Date: April 28, 1967 *** Place: Houston, Texas *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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