Today in History: April 28

Today in History: April 28

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0357

Constantius II visits Rome for the first time.

1282

Villagers in Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.

1635

Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.

1760

French forces besieging Quebec defeat the British in the second Battle on the Plains of Abraham.

1788

Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution.

1789

The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh.

1818

President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.

1856

Yokut Indians repel an attack on their land by 100 would-be Indian fighters in California.

1902

Revolution breaks out in the Dominican Republic.

1910

The first night air flight is performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.

1916

British declare martial law throughout Ireland.

1919

Les Irvin makes the first jump with an Army Air Corps parachute.

1920

Azerbaijan joins the Soviet Union.

1930

The first organized night baseball game is played in Independence, Kansas.

1932

A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.

1945

Benito Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans.

1946

The Allies indict Tojo on 55 counts of war crimes

1947

Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and five others set out in a balsa wood craft known as Kon Tiki to prove that Peruvian Indians could have settled in Polynesia.

1953

French troops evacuate northern Laos.

1965

The U.S. Army and Marines invade the Dominican Republic.

1967

Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of his boxing title.

1969

Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.