THIS DAY IN HISTORY 28/04


This Day in History 28/04

APRIL 28TH


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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.



FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS



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)


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1916 – Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer (d. 1993)



1937 – Saddam Hussein, [At-Takriti], Al-Awja, President of Iraq (1979-2003)


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1974 – Penélope Cruz, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno)


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FAMOUS DEATHS



1945 – Benito Mussolini, Fascist leader (Italy), shot after trial at 61



1992 – Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82

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