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This Day in History – April 28

This Day In History1635 – Virginia Gov. John Harvey accused of treason & removed from office.
1788 – Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify US constitution.
1855 – 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston.
1901 – Cleveland’s Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues) 13-1.
1919 – 1st jump with Army Air Corp (zip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)
1932 – 1st broadcast of “One Man’s Family” on NBC-radio.
1934 – FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act.
1937 – 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)
1940 – Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000.
1942 – Nightly “dim-out” begins along US East Coast.
1957 – WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting.
1965 – Barbara Streisand stars on “My Name is Barbara” special on CBS.
1966 – 38th Academy Awards – “The Sound of Music”, Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win.
1967 – Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title.
1972 – Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race.
1985 – Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time.
1987 – NBA announces expansion to Charlotte, NC & Miami, Fl., Minneapolis, Minn and Orlando, Fla in 1989.
1990 – “Chorus Line” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 6,137 performances.
2003 – Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days)
2014 – Craig Ferguson announces he will leave “The Late, Late Show” at the end of 2014.
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