Friday, April 28, 2017 (Week 17)

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

1969
Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.
1967
Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of his boxing title.
1965
The U.S. Army and Marines invade the Dominican Republic.
1953
French troops evacuate northern Laos.
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.
1946
The Allies indict Tojo on 55 counts of war crimes
1945
Benito Mussolini is killed by Italian partisans.
1932
A yellow fever vaccine for humans is announced.
1930
The first organized night baseball game is played in Independence, Kansas.
1920
Azerbaijan joins the Soviet Union.
1919
Les Irvin makes the first jump with an Army Air Corps parachute.
1916
British declare martial law throughout Ireland.
1910
The first night air flight is performed by Claude Grahame-White in England.
1902
Revolution breaks out in the Dominican Republic.
1856
Yokut Indians repel an attack on their land by 100 would-be Indian fighters in California.
1818
President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
1789
The crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies against Captain William Bligh.
1788
Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the constitution.
1760
French forces besieging Quebec defeat the British in the second Battle on the Plains of Abraham.
1635
Virginia Governor John Harvey is accused of treason and removed from office.
1282
Villagers in Palermo lead a revolt against French rule in Sicily.