This Day in History 28/04
1611 – Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.
1920 – Azerbaijan SSR joins USSR (1st time)
1932 – Yellow fever vaccine for humans announced
1969 – Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France
2001 – Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.
1908 – Oskar Schindler, Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel Schindler’s Ark and the film Schindler’s List. (d. 1974)
1916 – Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer (d. 1993)
1937 – Saddam Hussein, [At-Takriti], Al-Awja, President of Iraq (1979-2003)
1974 – Penélope Cruz, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno)
1945 – Benito Mussolini, Fascist leader (Italy), shot after trial at 61
1992 – Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82