April 28th-This Day In History

April 28 is the 118th day of the year. There are 247 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).

+ 1881 – Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.

+ 1923 – Wembley Stadium is opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium.

+ 1932 – A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.

+ 1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.

+ 1967 – Vietnam War: Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses his induction into the United States Army and is subsequently stripped of his championship and license.

( Births )

+ 1930 – James Baker, American lawyer and politician, 61st United States Secretary of State

+ 1937 – Saddam Hussein, Iraqi general and politician, 5th President of Iraq (d. 2006)

+ 1950 – Jay Leno, American comedian, talk show host, and producer

+ 1966 – John Daly, American golfer

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