On This Day [ April 28 ]


Tuesday, April 28, 2020 -Quote Of The Day...

* " A good man gone wrong is usually a bad man found out. "

On This Day In History...

In 0357- Emperor Constantius II visits Rome

In 0585- War between Lydia & Media ended by solar eclipse

In 1202- King Philip II throws out John without Country, from France

In 1253- Utrecht destroyed by fire

In 1376- English parliament demands supervision on royal outlay

In 1503- Battle at Cerignalo Spanish army under G Córdoba beats France

In 1521- Treaty of Worms Emperor Charles names his brother Ferdinand Arch duke of Netherlands-Austria

In 1550- Powers of Dutch inquisition extends

In 1635- Virginia Governor John Harvey accused of treason & removed from office

In 1655- English Admiral Blake beats Tunen pirate fleet

In 1686- 1st volume of Isaac Newton's "Principia" published

In 1770- Captain James Cook in Endeavor lands at Botany Bay in Australia

In 1788- Maryland becomes the 7th state to ratify the constitution

In 1789- Fletcher Christian leads Mutiny on HMS Bounty & Captain William Bligh

In 1796- Cease fire of Cherasco

In 1804- 31 English ship sail Suriname river demand transition colony

In 1818- Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes & Lake Champlain

In 1829- Dutch parliament accepts new press laws

In 1847- George B Vashon becomes 1st black to enter New York State Bar

In 1848- Free last slaves in French colonies

In 1855- 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston

In 1865- Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "L'Africaine", premieres in Paris France

In 1892- 1st performance of Antonin Dvorák's overture "Carneval"

In 1901- 1st soccer game between Belgium (8) & Netherlands (0)

In 1901- Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as Chicago White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1

In 1910- 1st night air flight (Claude Grahame-White, England)

In 1914- 181 die in coal mine collapse at Eccles WV

In 1914- W H Carrier patents air conditioner

In 1919- 1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)

In 1920- Azerbaijan SSR joins the USSR (1st time)

In 1922- WOI (Ames IA) country's 1st licensed educational radio station

In 1923- Wembley Stadium opens-Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup)

In 1924- 119 die in Benwood WV coal mine disaster

In 1925- Kurd rebels surrender to Turkish army

In 1925- Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard

In 1930- 1st night organized baseball game (Independence KS)

In 1931- Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field

In 1932- Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced

In 1932- 1st broadcast of "One Man's Family" on NBC-radio

In 1934- Tigers' Goose Goslin grounds into 4 straight double plays

In 1934- FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act

In 1934- Soccer team Blue White '34 forms

In 1934- Spanish government of Samper forms

In 1935- Moscow underground opens (81 km long)

In 1937- 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (New York NY)

In 1937- 1st commercial flight across the Pacific, Pan Am

In 1938- King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary

In 1939- Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect

In 1940- Glenn Miller records "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

In 1940- Rudolf Hess becomes commandant of concentration camp Auschwitz

In 1941- Last British troops in Greece surrenders

In 1942- "WWII" titled so, as result of Gallup Poll

In 1942- Nightly "dim-out" begins along the East Coast

In 1943- 1st performance of Marc Blitzstein's "Freedom Morning"

In 1943- German-Italian counter offensive in North-Africa

In 1943- US 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia

In 1944- Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats

In 1944- Stalin meets Polish/US priest S Orlemanski

In 1945- British commands attack Elbe & occupies Lauenburg

In 1945- US 5th army reaches Swiss border

In 1947- Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia

In 1949- Brooklyn's Commish Chandler suspends Durocher but he is absolved on May 3 New York fan charges Leo Durocher with assault after Giants lose 15-2 to

In 1952- WWII Pacific peace treaty takes effect

In 1952- Patty Berg wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open

In 1952- St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan

In 1955- WBIQ TV channel 10 in Birmingham AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

In 1956- Last French troop leave Vietnam

In 1956- Reds Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 homeruns

In 1957- Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open

In 1957- WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

In 1958- Vanguard TV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

In 1958- Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America

In 1958- Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

In 1959- KLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland KS (CBS) begins broadcasting

In 1959- KPLR TV channel 11 in Saint Louis MO (IND) begins broadcasting

In 1960- "Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances

In 1960- WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez Puerto Rico (PBS) begins broadcasting

In 1961- Lieutenant Colonel Georgi Mossolov takes E-66A to 34,714 meter altitude

In 1961- Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 beats San Francisco Giants, 1-0

In 1963- 17th Tony Awards Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? & A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum win

In 1963- Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

In 1964- Japan joins OECO

In 1965- Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

In 1965- US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until October 1966

In 1965- Lindsey Nelson broadcasts game at Astrodome from a hanging gondola

In 1965- Richard Helms replaces Marshall S Carter as deputy director of CIA

In 1965- William F Raborn Jr replaces John A McCone as 7th head of CIA

In 1966- 20th NBA Championship Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3

In 1966- 38th Academy Awards - "Sound of Music", Julie Christie & L Marvin win

In 1966- Cleveland ties record with 10th straight win since Opening Day

In 1966- OCAM, Common Afro-Mauritian Organization forms

In 1967- Expo 67 opens in Montréal Canada

In 1967- Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

In 1968- 11 year-old Mary Bell strangles 4 year-old Martin Brown

In 1968- Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies' Golf Invitational

In 1968- "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances

In 1969- Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France

In 1969- King Crimson with Greg Lake & Ian McDonald debuts

In 1971- Samuel Lee Gravely Jr becomes 1st black Admiral in US Navy

In 1971- Dutch social Democratic party/D'66/DS'70 win parliamentary election

In 1972- The courts awarded the Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner because the winner was given drugs before the race

In 1974- Jane Blalock wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

In 1975- John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo on "Smothers Brothers"

In 1975- Last Americans evacuated from Saigon

In 1975- South-Vietnam General Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30

In 1977- Christopher Boyce convicted for selling US secrets to the Russians

In 1977- Andreas Baader & members of Baader-Meinhoff jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly 2 years in Stuttgart Germany

In 1980- Cyrus Vance, Carter's Secretary of State, resigns

In 1980- Reunion Arena in Dallas opens

In 1983- Boston Bruins 4-New York Islanders 1-Wales Conference Championship-Series tied 1-1

In 1983- NASA launches Goes-F

In 1983- Argentine government declares all 15-30,000 missing persons dead

In 1984- "La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 187 performances

In 1985- Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless innings to start season

In 1985- Philadelphia Flyers New York Islanders 1-Patrick Division Finals-Flyers win series 4-1

In 1985- Alice Miller wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

In 1985- Billy Martin named New York Yankee manager for 4th time

In 1986- Chernobyl, USSR site of world's worst nuclear power plant disaster

In 1987- NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami FL in 1988 & Minneapolis MN & Orlando FL in 1989

In 1988- Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess

In 1988- Baltimore Orioles lose American League record 21 games in a row

In 1988- New Jersey Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes

In 1988- "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances

In 1989- Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money

In 1989- Iran protests sale of "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie

In 1990- Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat New York Knicks 157-128

In 1990- "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances (15 years)

In 1990- Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Dave Ferraro

In 1990- Guns & Roses' Axl Rose marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)

In 1990- Last issue of Dutch communist daily De Waarheid (The Truth)

In 1991- Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) is launched

In 1991- "Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances

In 1991- "Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Square Theater NYC after 78 performances

In 1992- Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns

In 1992- Milwaukee Brewers beat Toronto Blue Jays 22-2 with American League record 31 hits in 9 innings

In 1993- "Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances

In 1993- Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists

In 1993- New York Islanders beat Washington Capitals 4 to 1 in playoffs, Capitals Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot

In 1993- Zambian plane crashes at Libreville Gabon, 30 soccer players die

In 1994- 1st multi-racial election in South Africa ends [3 days]

In 1994- Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer & wife Rosario plead guilty to spying

In 1994- Freddy Thielemans sworn in as mayor of Brussels Belgium

In 1994- Lisa Marie Presley separates from Danny Keough

In 1995- Gas explosion in South Korean metro, 103 die

In 1995- Sri Lankaan BAE748 crashes at Palaly, 52 die

In 1996- "Big", opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances

In 1996- Martin Bryant shoots & kills 35 in Port Arthur Tasmania

In 1996- Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

In 1997- "Jekyll & Hyde" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC

April 28 -Birthdays

In 1442- Edward IV king of England (1461-70, 1471-83)

In 1592- George Villiers 1st duke of Buckingham/English Admiral

In 1698- Karel Jozef ruler of Batthyányi

In 1715- Franz Sparry composer

In 1748- Lorenz Justinian Ott composer

In 1750- Paul Ignaz Kurzinger composer

In 1753- Franz K Achard German physicist

In 1757- Claus Nielsen Schali composer

In 1758- James Monroe Westmoreland VA, 5th US President (1817-25, Democratic Republican)

In 1770- Nikita P Panin Russian diplomat/minister of Foreign affairs

In 1774- Francis Baily describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse

In 1795- Charles Sturt England, explorered Australia

In 1809- Conradus Leemans Dutch archaeologist

In 1810- Daniel Ullmann Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

In 1812- Daniel Henry Rucker Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1910

In 1815- Andrew Jackson Smith Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1897

In 1825- James Winning McMillan Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)

In 1826- Alexander Stadtfeld composer

In 1838- Tobias M Carel Asser Holland, advocate of world law (Nobel Peace Prize 1911)

In 1842- Louis of Orleans Earl of Brazil (1870-89)

In 1846- Johann E Backlund Swedish astronomer (planets/asteroids)

In 1848- Ludvig Schytte composer

In 1864- William F A Ellison Irish clergyman/director (Armagh Observatory)

In 1868- Émile Bernard writer

In 1870- Hermann Suter composer

In 1873- Harold Bauer English/US pianist (Beethoven-Association)

In 1874- Karl Kraus writer

In 1874- Sidney Toler Warrensburg MO, actor (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight)

In 1876- Frank Cavanagh one of football's coaching greats

In 1878- Lionel [Herbert Blythe] Barrymore Philadelphia PA, actor (A Free Soul, David Cooperfield, Dr Kildare)

In 1879- Edgar Tytgat Flemish painter/etcher

In 1879- Franz Arnold writer

In 1882- Alberto Pirelli Italian industrialist

In 1886- Erich Salomon German photographer

In 1888- Henry Crerar Canadian General (WWI/Italy/Netherlands)

In 1889- António de Oliveira Salazar premier/dictator Portugal (1932-68)

In 1889- Bryant Washburn Chicago IL, actor (Exposure, Millionaire Kid, Nabonga)

In 1889- Karel Doorman Dutch Rear Admiral

In 1892- Joseph Dunninger New York NY, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger)

In 1892- Georges Antoine composer

In 1892- John Jacob Niles composer

In 19XX- Daniel Zippi Los Angeles CA, actor (King's Crossing)

In 1900- Maurice Thorez coal miner, Secretary-General of French Communist Party

In 1900- Bruno Apitz writer

In 1900- Jan Hendrik Oort Dutch astronomer (hypothesized "Oort Cloud")

In 1901- Corry Vonk [Cornelia D] wife of Wim Kan (ABC-cabaret)

In 1906- Kurt Gödel Austria, mathematician (Incompleteness Theorem)

In 1906- Bartholomeus J "Bart" Bok Dutch/US astronomer (Milky Way)

In 1906- Pierre [Louis] Boileau Paris France, novelist (Vertigo)

In 1907- Marion Coulon Belgian theoriest (Jeunesse à la dérive)

In 1908- Arnoud Breeveld Suriname bishop

In 1908- Jack Fingleton cricketer (Australian opener of 30's)

In 1908- Michael T Fitzmaurice Chicago IL, actor (Reported Missing, 14 Hours)

In 1911- Frans Vroons actor/tenor/director (Netherlands Opera)

In 1912- Odette Hallowes British classified agent in France (WWII)

In 1914- Skuli Halldorsson composer

In 1917- Robert Anderson New York NY, writer (Tea & Sympathy, Never Sang for My Father)

In 1917- Robert Cornthwaite St Helen OR, actor (Thing, War of the Worlds)

In 1917- Joop Waasdorp Dutch writer (Naked Life)

In 1920- Nan Merriman US/Netherlands singer (Arturo Toscanini NBC Orchestra)

In 1921- Rowland Evans White Marsh PA, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)

In 1922- Guillaume Jorissen Flemish politician (Volksunie)

In 1922- Iser J Koepermann Russian/US world checkers champion (1958-68, 75-76)

In 1922- William S Broomfield (Representative-Republican-MI, 1956- )

In 1923- Adele Mara Dearborn MI, actress/singer (Cool Million, Wheels)

In 1923- Wolfgang Steffen composer

In 1924- Kenneth David Kaunda founder/President (Zambia, 1964-91)

In 1925- Richard C Sarafian New York NY, director/actor (Foley Square)

In 1926- Harper Lee author (To Kill a Mockingbird)

In 1927- Garfield Weston English industrial/billionaire (Twinings Tea)

In 1928- Yves Klein French sculptor/painter

In 1929- Carolyn Jones Amarillo TX, actress (Morticia-Addams Family)

In 1930- James Baker 3 Houston TX, Secretary of Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92)

In 1930- Christopher John Magenis Headington composer

In 1932- Marek Kopelent composer

In 1933- Karl Heinz Wahren composer

In 1933- Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson drummer

In 1936- John Martin Tchicai composer

In 1937- Saddam Hussein [At-Takriti] President of Iraq (1979- )

In 1938- Madge Sinclair Kingston Jamaica, actress (Bell-Roots, Trapper John)

In 1938- Beverly F Albert architect

In 1941- Ann-Margret [Olsson] Valsjobya Sweden, actress (Bye Bye Birdie, Carnal Knowledge, Viva Las Vegas, Tommy)

In 1941- Ann-Margret Valsjobya Sweden, actress (Bye Bye Birdie, Tommy)

In 1942- Ghislaine Hermanez architect

In 1942- Mike Brearley cricketer (outstanding England captainain 1977-81)

In 1943- John Oliver Creighton Orange TX, Captain USN/astronaut (STS 51G, 36, 48)

In 1943- Fantastic Johnny C[orley] US singer (Boogaloo down Broadway)

In 1945- Ajit Manohar Pai cricketer (one Test India vs New Zealand 1969)

In 1947- Steve Khan jazz musician (Christmas Waltz)

In 1948- Marcia Strassman New York NY, actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter)

In 1949- Jerome "Jay" Apt Springfield MA, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79)

In 1950- Willie Colon Bronx NY, actor (The Last Flight)

In 1950- Jay Leno New Rochelle, comedian/talk show host (Tonight Show)

In 1952- Mary McDonnell Wilkes-Barre PA, actress (Sneakers, Independence Day)

In 1953- Julie Cole LPGA golfer

In 1955- Eddie Jobson rock violinist (Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure)

In 1956- Jeremy John Beadle writer/broadcaster

In 1956- Paul S Lockhart Amarillo TX, Major USAF/astronaut

In 1957- Leopold Eyharts France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)

In 1958- Kathy Willets nymphomaniac (1991 Florida Sex Scandal)

In 1958- Hal Evan Sutton Shreveport LA, PGA golfer (1982 Walt Disney, PGA 1983)

In 1958- Nancy Lee Grahn Skokie IL, actress (Julia-Santa Barbara)

In 1960- Wally Langdon bassist (Bob Color)

In 1961- Cathy Gerring Fort Wayne IN, LPGA golfer (1990 Lady Keystone Open)

In 1962- Evguenni Rochtchin NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-98)

In 1964- Barry Larkin Cincinnati OH, shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)

In 1964- Helen Marina Lucy Windsor England, daughter of Prince Edward

In 1964- Mark Hager Australian field hockey forward/captain (Olympics-4th-88, 96)

In 1966- Jim Poole Rochester NY, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)

In 1966- John Patrick Daly Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1995 British Open)

In 1967- Monique Noel Salem OR, playmate (May 1989)

In 1967- Pete Stoyanovich NFL kicker (Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs)

In 1968- Andy Flower cricketer (Zimbabwe keeper & victorious Test captain)

In 1968- Damion Lyons CFL cornerback (British Columbia Lions)

In 1968- Mark Carrier NFL safety (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions)

In 1969- Merlelynn Lange-Harris Toronto Ontario Canada, basketball center (Olympics-96)

In 1970- Jason Belser defensive back (Indianapolis Colts)

In 1970- Mark Harris wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers)

In 1970- Nicklas Lidstrom Vasteras Sweden, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, Detroit)

In 1970- Richard Fromberg Australia, tennis star

In 1971- Chris[topher Tyler] Young Chambersburg PA, actor (Bryce Lynch-Max Headroom, Great Outdoors)

In 1971- Meredith McGrath Midland MI, tennis star (1996 Essen doubles)

In 1971- Mihai Apostal Bucharest Romania, Canadian kayaker (Olympics-96)

In 1971- Simbi Khali actress (Nina-Third Rock From the Sun)

In 1972- Jan Benda Reet Belgium, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)

In 1972- Jean-Paul van Gastel soccer player (Willem II)

In 1972- Michelle Menzies Barrie Ontario Canada, Canadian ice pairs (1995, 96 Can champions)

In 1973- Earl Holmes linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)

In 1973- Marc[us] Blake Schneider Lubbock TX, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)

In 1973- Melvin Hayes NFL tackle (New York Jets, Tennessee Oilers)

In 1973- Serge Zwikker NBA center (Houston Rockets)

In 1974- Sergei Stas NHL defenseman (Team Belarus, Olympics-98)

In 1975- James Thrash wide receiver (Washington Redskins)

In 1975- Martin Lewis NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)

In 1978- Nate Richert St Paul MN, actor (Harvey-Sabrina)

April 28 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 1089- Dirk de Grote bishop of Verdun/Basel/archbishop of Trier, dies

In 1109- Hugo van Cluny 6th abbott of Cluny/saint, dies

In 1770- Marie AC de Camargo Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60

In 1799- François Giroust composer, dies at 62

In 1804- Hans Gram composer, dies at 49

In 1843- William Wallace Scottish mathematician (rights of Wallace), dies

In 1853- Ludwig Tieck writer, dies at 79

In 1860- Isaac da Costa poet/writer (Réveil, Wachter!), dies at 62

In 1881- Robert W Ollinger US warden/last victim of Billy the Kid, dies

In 1887- Carl Ferdinand Pohl composer, dies at 67

In 1896- Heinrich von Treitschke German historian, dies

In 1925- Louis F J Bouwmeester actor (Shakespeare), dies

In 1933- Robin Irvine actor (Easy Virtue), dies at 31

In 1935- Alexander Campbell Mackenzie Scottish composer, dies at 87

In 1936- Foead I king of Egypt (1922-36), dies

In 1945- Benito Mussolini Fascist leader (Italy), captured, tried, & shot

In 1945- Claretta Petacci mistress of Mussolini, executed

In 1945- Hans Bloesch writer, dies

In 1955- Lode Cantens Flemish playwrite (Gnomes of the City), dies at 43

In 1960- Anton Pancake astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87

In 1965- Ferdinand Bordewijk Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80

In 1966- Ralph Bunker actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77

In 1969- Johannes Rontgen composer, dies at 70

In 1970- Ed Begley actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69

In 1973- Pat Henning actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 62

In 1974- Paul Page actor (Girl from Havanna, Moth), dies at 70

In 1975- Jan A de Jonge Dutch historian, dies at 48

In 1976- Eugen Roth writer, dies at 81

In 1977- Ricardo Cortez actor/director (Bad Company, Flesh), dies at 87

In 1979- Feliks Roderyk Labunski composer, dies at 86

In 1980- Tommy Caldwell rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies

In 1980- Dee Carroll [Betty Jean Marsh] actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies

In 1981- Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker welterweight champion (1922-26) dies at 79

In 1982- Bert van Dongen [Abraham J Cohen], Dutch singer/actor, dies at 66

In 1982- EW "Nobby" Clark England cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies

In 1983- Ron James cricketer (New South Wales's Sheffield Shield captain 1949-50), dies

In 1984- Glen H Taylor US Senator/vice presidential candidate (1948), dies at 80

In 1984- Silvia A Warner writer, dies

In 1987- Ben Linder development worker, murdered by Contras in Nicaragua

In 1989- Olaff J de Landell [JB van Sparwoude] Dutch writer, dies at 77

In 1990- Jean Blazer Baney entertainer, dies

In 1991- Floyd B McKissick US founder (CORE), dies

In 1991- Ken Curtis actor (Festus-Gunsmoke), dies at 74

In 1992- Francis Bacon Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82

In 1992- Olivier Messiaen French composer (St François d'Assise), dies at 83

In 1993- Jim Valvano basketball coach (North Carolina State), dies of cancer at 47

In 1995- Andrew Salkey author editor/broadcaster, dies at 67

In 1995- Henry C Rogers press Agent, dies at 81

In 1995- Peaches Roy Davis baseball pitcher, dies at 89

In 1996- Giles Grangier film director, dies at 84

In 1996- Henry Clarke fashion photographer, dies at 75

In 1996- Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro politician, dies at 80

In 1996- William E Colby director of CIA (1973-76), dies

In 1997- Susan Seddon Boulet artist, dies of cancer at 45

April 28 -Holidays

* Maryland : Ratification Day (1788)

* Alabama, Florida, Mississippi : Confederate Memorial Day (1868) - - - - - ( Monday )

* US-Utah : Arbor Day-plant a tree (1872) - - - - - ( Friday )

April 28 -Religious History

In 1521- German reformer Martin Luther wrote in a letter: 'The authority of Scripture is greater than the comprehension of the whole of man's reason.'

In 1839- Birth of Vernon J. Charlesworth, English clergyman and headmaster at Charles Spurgeon's Stockwell Orphanage. Today, Charlesworth is remembered as author of the hymn, "A Shelter in the Time of Storm."

In 1872- English devotional author Frances Ridley Havergal, 33, penned the words to the hymn, "Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak."

In 1874- Birth of Susan Strachan, missions pioneer. Working together with her husband Harry Strachan, in 1921 she helped found the Latin America Mission in Stony Point, NY.

In 1960- The 100th General Assembly of the Southern Presbyterian Church (PCUS) passed a resolution declaring that sexual relations within marriage -- without the intention of procreation -- were not sinful.