April 28


May 21, 2022

April 28 (April 28) is the 118th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (119th in leap years). There are 247 days remaining until the end of the year.


1789 - A rebel crew of the English ship Bounty leaves Captain William Blay and his 18 supporters in waters off Tahiti. After 48 days of dramatic sailing and more than 3,500 miles, Blaj managed to reach the island of Timor, near Java. 1804 - During the First Serbian Uprising, a meeting of Serbian insurgents and Turks was held in Zemun, with the mediation of Austria. After unsuccessful peace talks, Serbian negotiators returned to Ostruznica and began preparations for an attack on Belgrade. 1892 - The Serbian Literary Association was founded in Belgrade (April 16). 1919 - At the Versailles Peace Conference in Paris, 32 states, including the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, adopt a pact establishing the League of Nations. 1939 - Adolf Hitler rejects the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact of January 1934 and the German-British Treaty of June 1935. 1941 - Alojzije Stepinac called on the clergy to defend the Independent State of Croatia 1952 - Japan regains its sovereignty under the San Francisco Treaty after its defeat in World War II. 1969 - French President Charles de Gaulle resigns following a referendum on regionalization and the reorganization of the Senate, in which a majority of French people vote against his proposals. 1977 - Members of the German left-wing terrorist group Bader-Meinhof are sentenced to life in prison. 1980 - US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance resigns after a failed commando mission to rescue US hostages in Iran. 1992 - A pro-communist government in Kabul hands over power to Islamic guerrillas, ending a 14-year civil war in Afghanistan. 1995 - A gas explosion kills at least 103 people in the South Korean town of Daegu. 1999 - The Yugoslav government has filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice in The Hague against NATO countries for unauthorized use of force in air strikes that began on March 24. The leader of the Serbian Renewal Movement, Vuk Draskovic, has been removed from the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Yugoslavia due to criticism of the government during the war. 2001 - US businessman Denis Tito, the first man to pay for a space flight ($ 20 million), travels with a Russian crew to the International Space Station