April 28

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May 21, 2022

April 28 is the 118th day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar (119th in the leap year). 247 days left until the end of the year. Name-day is Vlastislav.

Events

Česko

0976 - In addition to the Prague bishop Dětmar, the Moravian bishop appeared at the meeting of church dignitaries at the seat of the Archbishop of Mainz. This is the first historical mention of this function, but its name is missing. [Source?] 1316 - King John of Luxembourg granted the Old Towns a pre-emptive right to the timber approached to the Podskal wood market. This privilege is the oldest surviving original of the Royal Charter in the Archives of the Capital City of Prague. 1346 - Charles IV. received support for his election as Roman emperor from Pope Clement VI. [source?] 1867 - Czech coronation jewels return from Vienna, where they were taken during the Prussian-Austrian war, permanently to Prague. 1892 - The first performance of Dvořák's Carnival overture. 1900 - The first Czech locomotive was manufactured in Liben. 1948 - The Constituent National Assembly of the Czechoslovak Republic approves laws on the nationalization of companies with more than fifty employees. 1950 - Action P - liquidation of the Greek Catholic Church took place in the Czechoslovak Republic. 1957 - In a railway accident in Bylnice in the Zlín region, 10 people died and 4 were seriously injured.

World

1611 - St. Thomas University in Manila, Philippines, is founded, the oldest still operating university in Asia. 1789 - A riot breaks out on the Bounty. The crew of the English ship landed Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors in a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, leaving them to their fate. 1947 - Norwegian sailor Thor Heyerdahl sails from Peru to Polynesia on a Kon-Tiki raft. 2001 - The Russian Soyuz spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, including the first space tourist Dennis Tito. He spent 7 days, 22 hours and 4 minutes in orbit.

Birth

Česko

1686 - Michal Jan Josef Brokoff, sculptor († September 8, 1721) 1702 - Charles Maximilian of Dietrichstein, nobleman († October 14, 1784) 1738 - Mary Kristina of Dietrichstein, noblewoman († March 4, 1788) 1767 - Francis Joseph of Dietrichstein, nobleman († July 8, 1854) 1817 - Francis Ringhoffer II., Businessman and politician († March 23, 1873) 1831 - Antonín Mezník, politician († September 10, 1907) 1845 - Antonín Bělohoubek, chemist († 25 December 1910) 1873 - Vincenc Čundrlík, Czechoslovak politician (†?) 1874 - Emanuel Vencl, Czechoslovak politician († March 20, 1939) 1877 - William Julius Josef Hauner, military historian († October 31, 1941) 1878 - Kálmán Füssy, Czechoslovak politician of Hungarian nationality (†? 1939) 1882 - Rudolf Wels, architect (†? 1944) 1883 - Jan Dostálek, Czechoslovak politician, minister († March 21, 1955) 1887 - Emil Hlavica, sculptor, painter, graphic artist and illustrator († April 7, 1952) 1888 - Ladislav Machoň, architect († December 22, 1973) 1893 - Ferdinand Greinecker, composer († 15 July 1952) 1895 - Archibald Vaclav Novak, traveler and writer († August 8, 1979) 1897 - Miloš Vignati, lawyer, composer and pedagogue († November 9, 1966) 1898 - František Paul, actor, singer, director and musician († November 8, 1976) 1906 Kurt Gödel, Austrian-American mathematician († January 14, 1978). Otto Fleischmann, Czechoslovak national football team († December 5, 1950) 1908 - Oskar Schindler, native of Svitavy, merchant, savior of the Jews († October 9, 1974) 1911 - Maria Tauber, opera singer († January 16, 2003) 1912 - Adolf Wenig, painter, stage and costume designer († May 11, 1980) 1915 Jiří Kozderka, opera singer († 2010) Otakar Červinka, poet (* September 25, 1846) 1920 - Vlastimil Fiala, art historian and translator († April 10, 1993) 1925 O