Today in History
What happened today in history?
Today is April 28. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.
Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of his boxing title.
The U.S. Army and Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
French troops evacuate northern Laos.
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.
The Allies indict Tojo on 55 counts of war crimes
Benito Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans.
A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.
The first organized night baseball game is played in Independence, Kansas.
Azerbaijan joins the Soviet Union.
Les Irvin makes the first jump with an Army Air Corps parachute.
British declare martial law throughout Ireland.
The first night air flight is performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.
Revolution breaks out in the Dominican Republic.
Yokut Indians repel an attack on their land by 100 would-be Indian fighters in California.
President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh.
Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution.
French forces besieging Quebec defeat the British in the second Battle on the Plains of Abraham.
Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.
Villagers in Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.