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 This day in History - April 28
335 Historic Events for April 28
1942

Ghislaine Hermanez, architect

Birth
1942

Mike Brearley, cricketer (outstanding England captain 1977-81)

Birth
1942

Nightly "dim-out" begins along East Coast

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1943

1st performance of Marc Blitzstein's "Freedom Morning"

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1943

Fantastic Johnny C[orley], US singer (Boogaloo down Broadway)

Birth
1943

John Oliver Creighton, Orange Tx, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 51G, 36, 48)

Birth
1943

German-Italian counter offensive in North-Africa

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1943

US 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia

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1944

Exercise "Tiger" ends with 750 US soldiers dead in D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats

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1944

Stalin meets Polish/US priest S Orlemanski

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1945

Claretta Petacci, mistress of Mussolini, executed

Death
1945

Hans Bloesch, writer, dies

Death
1945

British commands attack Elbe and occupies Lauenburg

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1945

US 5th army reaches Swiss border

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1945

Bernito Mussolini, Fascist leader (Italy), tried and shot

Death
1945

Ajit Manohar Pai, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1969)

Birth
1947

Thor Heyerdahl and "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia

Event
1947

Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz)

Birth
1948

Marcia Strassman, NYC, actress (Julle Kotter-Welcome Back Kotter)

Birth
1949

Bkln, Commish Chandler suspends Durocher but he is absolved on May 3 NY fan charges Leo Durocher with assault after Giants lose 15-2 to

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1949

Jerome "Jay" Apt, Springfield Mass, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79)

Birth
1950

Willie Colon, Bronx NY, actor (Last Flight)

Birth
1950

Jay Leno, New Rochelle, comedian/talk show host (Tonight Show)

Birth
1952

St Louis Browns lend 2 black minor leaguers to Hankyu Braves of Japan

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1952

WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect

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