Today in History, English
Today in History, English

48751April 28Event1986 – The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.
48752April 28Event1986 – High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster are detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident.
48753April 28Event1987 – American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
48754April 28Event1988 – Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.
48755April 28Event1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counterintelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.
48756April 28Event1996 – Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.
48757April 28Event1996 – Port Arthur massacre, Tasmania: A gunman, Martin Bryant, opens fire at the Broad Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, killing 35 people and wounding 23 others.
48758April 28Event2001 – Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.
48759April 28Birth32 – Otho, Roman emperor (d. 69 AD)
48760April 28Birth1442 – Edward IV of England (d. 1483)
48761April 28Birth1545 – Yi Sun-sin, Korean commander (d. 1598)
48762April 28Birth1630 – Charles Cotton, English poet and author (d. 1687)
48763April 28Birth1652 – Magdalena Sibylla of Hesse-Darmstadt (d. 1712)
48764April 28Birth1686 – Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor (d. 1721)
48765April 28Birth1715 – Franz Sparry, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1767)
48766April 28Birth1758 – James Monroe, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States (d. 1831)
48767April 28Birth1765 – Sylvestre François Lacroix, French mathematician and academic (d. 1834)
48768April 28Birth1819 – Ezra Abbot, American scholar and academic (d. 1884)
48769April 28Birth1827 – William Hall, Canadian soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1904)
48770April 28Birth1838 – Tobias Asser, Dutch lawyer and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1913)
48771April 28Birth1848 – Ludvig Schytte, Danish pianist, composer, and educator (d. 1909)
48772April 28Birth1855 – José Malhoa, Portuguese painter (d. 1933)
48773April 28Birth1863 – Josiah Thomas, English-Australian miner and politician, 7th Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (d. 1933)
48774April 28Birth1865 – Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist and academic (d. 1940)
48775April 28Birth1868 – Lucy Booth, English composer (d. 1953)
48776April 28Birth1868 – Hélène de Pourtalès, Swiss sailor (d. 1945)
48777April 28Birth1868 – Georgy Voronoy, Ukrainian-Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1908)
48778April 28Birth1874 – Karl Kraus, Austrian journalist and author (d. 1936)
48779April 28Birth1874 – Sidney Toler, American actor and director (d. 1947)
48780April 28Birth1876 – Nicola Romeo, Italian engineer and businessman (d. 1938)

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