April 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1788 - Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
- 1792 - France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
- 1932 - A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
- 1986 - 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.
- 2001 - Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.
- Famous Birthdays: James Monroe (American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 5th President of the United States), Sylvestre François Lacroix (French mathematician), Tobias Asser (Dutch lawyer and scholar, Nobel Prize laureate), Ferruccio Lamborghini (Italian businessman, created Lamborghini), Karl Barry Sharpless (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate)
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