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This Day in History, April 28

By: Robert G. Hester
 
1635—Virginia Gov. John Harvey accused of treason & removed from office.
 
1788–Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify constitution.
 
1847—George V. Vashon becomes 1st black to enter NY State Bar.
 
1855—1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston.
 
1919—1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)
 
1930—1st night organized baseball game played in Independence, Kansas.
 
1931—Program for woman athletes approved for 1932 Olympics track & field.
 
1934—FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act.
 
1937—1st commercial flight across Pacific, Pan Am.
 
1945—US 5th army reaches Swiss border.
 
1952—WWII Pacific peace treaty takes effect.
 
1963—17th Tony Awards: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” win.
 
1968—Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the army & is 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.
 
1980—Cyrus Vance, Carter’s Secretary of State, resigns.
 
1987—NBA announces expansion to Charlotte, NC & Miami, Fla.in 1988 & Minneapolis, Minn. & Orlando, Fla in 1989.
 
1988—Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess.
 
2001—Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.
 
2003—Andre Agassi recaptures the world Number 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in 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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