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This Day in History – April 28

1635 – Virginia Governor John Harvey accused of treason and removed from office.
1818 – US President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
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 type) 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.
1942 – “WW II” titled so, as result of Gallup Poll.
1952 – WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect.
1958 – US Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America.
1963 – 17th Tony Awards: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” win.
1966 – Cleveland Indians tie record with 10th straight win since Opening Day.
1967 – The Douglas Aircraft Company behind schedule with deliveries of the DC-8 and DC-9 and close to bankruptcy agrees to merge with the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation to form McDonnell Douglas.
1980 – Reunion Arena in Dallas opens.
1985 – Fernando Valenzuela sets record of 41 scoreless innings to start season.
1987 – American engineer Ben Liner is killed in an ambush by U.S. funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.
1988 – Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight, kills stewardess.
1994 – Aldrich Ames, former CIA officer & wife Rosario plead guilty to spying.
2012 – Tent collapse in St. Louis, Missouri, kills one and injures 110 people.
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