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This Day in History for April 28

This Day In History1635 – Virginia Gov. John Harvey accused of treason & removed from office.

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

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.

1940 – Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-500”.

1942 – “WW II” titled so, as result of Gallup Poll.

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

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

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.

1971 – Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. becomes 1st black admiral in US Navy.

1975 – John Lennon appears on “Tonight” & Ringo Starr on “Smother Brothers”.

1987 – NBA announces expansion to Charlotte, NC & Miami, Florida in 1988 & Minneapolis, Minn. & Orlando, Florida in 1989.

1988 – Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off in flight; kills stewardess.

2003 – Andre Agassi recaptures the world number 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days).

2011 – 2011 NFL Draft: Cam Newton from University of Auburn first pick by Carolina Panthers.

2014 – Craig Ferguson announces he will leave “The Late Late Show” at the end of 2014.

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