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This Day in History – April 28

This Day In History1635 – Virginia Governor John Harvey accused of treason and removed from office.

 

1855 – 1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston.

 

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

 

1919 – 1st jump with US Army Air Corps (rip-cord) parachute (Les Irvin)

 

1922 – WOI (Ames, Iowa) country’s 1st licensed educational radio station.

 

1934 – FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act.

 

1937 – 1st commercial flight across Pacific operated by Pan Am.

 

1940 – Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000”

 

1945 – US 5th army reaches Swiss border.

 

1957 – WSOC-TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting.

 

1961 – Warren Spahn pitches 2nd no hitter at 41 years old, beats SF Giants, 1-0.

 

1963 – 17th Tony Awards: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” win.

 

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 4h time.

 

1987 – NBA announces expansion to Charlotte, NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & 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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