Today in History, April 28: What happened on this day?

What happened today in history (April 28): Emperor Constantius II visited Rome, King Philip II was expelled from France by King John of England, British Parliament asked to monitor royal spending, etc.

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Today in history, April 28: Today is Thursday and we are one day away from the weekend. While you may be busy with the daily activities that make your day productive, we are here to refresh your knowledge of the importance of today. So without further ado, let’s get started. Today was the day when the powers of the Dutch Inquisition were expanded, slavery was abolished by the French colonies and when French troops were sent to Tunisia. Continue reading the article to learn more.

Historical event on this day

  • In 357 AD, Emperor Constantius II visited Rome.
  • In 1202, King Philip II expelled English King John from France.
  • In 1376, the British Parliament demanded control of royal spending.
  • In 1550, the powers of the Dutch Inquisition were expanded.
  • In 1635, Virginia Governor John Harvey was removed from office after being accused of disloyalty.
  • In 1788, Maryland became the seventh state to adopt the United States Constitution.
  • In 1829, the Dutch Parliament approved a new press law.
  • In 1848, slavery was abolished by the French colonies.
  • In 1855, America’s first veterinary college was founded in Boston.
  • In 1881, French troops were sent to Tunisia.
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Sports event today

  • In 1930, the first ever night baseball game was played in Independence, Kansas.
  • In 1931, a program for female athletes was approved for the 1932 Olympic Games in athletics.
  • In 1996, the Boston Celtics beat the LA Lakers to win their 20th NBA Championship.

Today’s art and culture event

  • In 1996, Julie Christie and Lee Marvin won the Academy Award for “Sound of Music” at the 38th Academy Awards.
  • In 1981, “We’re Fighting Back” premiered on CBS in the United States.
  • In 2019, Avengers: Endgame became the first film to earn more than a billion dollars on its opening day.

Notable deaths on this day


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Bajirao himself was the prime minister of the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati Shahu. He was recognized for his military skills as a teenager.



Josiah Willard Gibbs was an American scientist whose important contributions to mathematics, chemistry and physics are to this day.



Patricia Paz Maria Medina is an English actress best known for her roles in films such as Mr. Arkadin and The Phantom of the Rue Morgue.


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Rory Calhoun is a famous American film and television actor best known for films like ‘Island of Adventure’ and ‘Miracle Journey’.


in 2021

Michael Collins is a NASA astronaut who was one of three astronauts working on the ‘Apollo 11’ mission.

Famous birthday on this day


Year of Birth



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Saddam Hussein is an Iraqi politician who served as the fifth president of Iraq from July 16, 1979 to April 9, 2003.



Kari Samantha Wuhrer is an American actress known for her roles in movies like ‘Fire with Fire’ and ‘The Adventures of Ford Fairlane’.



Penelope Cruz is a Spanish actress and model best known for her roles in films such as “Open Your Eyes” and “The Girl of Your Dreams”.



Jessica Alba is an American actress best known for her role in the television series Dark Angel. She decided to devote herself to her passion for acting at the age of 5.



Samantha Ruth Prabhu is one of the leading actresses of Tamil and Telugu film industry, best known for films like ‘Super Deluxe’ and ‘Oh! Baby’ and ‘Mahanti’.

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So here are the main events that happened on April 28. We come across such articles every day. Keep reading to stay updated.

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