28 avril


May 21, 2022

April 28 is the 118th day of the year of the Gregorian calendar in which there are then 247 others, including when it is a leap year when it becomes 119th. Its equivalent was usually the 9th day of the month of floréal in the French republican/revolutionary calendar, officially referred to as hyacinth/hyacinth day (see also the ancient Roman festival of Floralia(e) below in fine). April 27 - April 28 - April 29


4th century

352: Constantius II enters Rome in triumph, thus celebrating his victory over his rival Magnentius.

12th century

1192: assassination of the King of Jerusalem Conrad of Montferrat by two Ismaelians.

13th century

1253: Nichiren founded his Hokke-shū school (法華宗, lit.: lotus school), a branch of Buddhism in Japan. 1289: capture of the county of Tripoli by the Mamluks.

16th century

1503: Battle of Cerignole.

17th century

1656: sinking of the Vergulde Draeck.

18th century

1760: Battle of Sainte-Foy. 1789: Mutiny of the Bounty. 1793: capture of Porrentruy. 1794: rebellion in Sardinia, led by Giovanni Maria Angioy.

19th century

1816: creation of the Caisse des dépôts et consignations. 1825: promulgation of the billion law for emigrants, compensating national property confiscated/taken back by the new regimes from the French Revolution. 1862: Battle of Las Cumbres.

20th century

1908: foundation of the Universal Esperanto Association. 1920: Azerbaijan becomes part of the USSR. 1945: execution of Benito Mussolini, and his mistress Clara Petacci. 1952: end of the Allied military occupation of Japan, by application of the Treaty of San Francisco. Entry into force of the security treaty between the United States and Japan. Peace treaty between Japan and Nationalist China. 1962: The Norwegian Parliament votes in favor of the request that Norway join the European Economic Community. France vetoed it later that year, but Norway joined the Common Market in 1972. 1965: Beginning of the second occupation of the Dominican Republic by the United States. 1969: resignation of Charles de Gaulle from his mandate as President of the French Republic, after a non-majority vote in the referendum of April 27. 1988: Aloha Airlines Flight 243 suffers an explosive decompression, causing the death of a flight attendant. 1996: Port Arthur massacre (Australia). This massacre left 35 dead and 37 injured.

21st century

2001: American billionaire Dennis Tito is the first space tourist, he treats himself to a trip aboard the ISS space station. 2011: Resolution No. 1980 of the United Nations Security Council, regarding the situation in Côte d'Ivoire. 2016: Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is declared re-elected president of Equatorial Guinea for a fifth term. 2017: legislative elections are organized on the Dutch island of Curaçao. 2019: legislative elections are taking place to renew the 83 seats of the National Assembly of Benin; general elections are held in Spain to elect the 350 deputies and 208 of the 266 senators of the XIII legislature of the Cortes Generales. It is the Socialist Party which comes out on top for the first time in 11 years but without having a majority in Parliament.

Arts, culture and religion

1934: publication of Héliogabale ou l’anarchiste crowned by Antonin Artaud with six vignettes by André Derain. 1937: inauguration of the Italian film studios Cinecittà in the presence of Benito Mussolini.

Science and technology

Economy and Society

1985: the French President of the Republic François Mitterrand seeks to rejuvenate his communication by participating in a 1 p.m.