This Day in History on 28th April

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 28th April. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Lawyers’ Day (Odisha, India)

Important Events

1758: The Marathas defeated the Durrani Empire in the Battle of Attock and captured the city

1916: Formation of the Home Rule League.

1920: The All India Home Rule League elected Mahatma Gandhi as its President.

1945: The assassination of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci and his associates.

1969: Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.

2001: American businessman Dennis Anthony became the first space tourist.

2003: Apple Computer Inc. launched the iTunes Store.

2007: Australia won Cricket World Cup for the fourth time by defeating Sri Lanka.

Birthday / Anniversary

1758: James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.

1848: Madhusudan Das, an Indian lawyer, and a social reformer.

1854: Vasudev Ganesh Joshi also known as Vasukaka Joshi, was an Indian Freedom Fighter

1916: Ferruccio Lamborghini, an Italian industrialist. He created Automobili Lamborghini.

1929: Bhanu Athaiya, an Indian costume designer.

1931: Madhu Mangesh Karnik, Marathi literary activist

1937: Saddam Hussein, the fifth President of Iraq.

1942: Mike Brearley, English cricketer and psychoanalyst

1968: Andy Flower, South-African-Zimbabwean cricketer and coach

1974: Penelope Cruz, a Spanish actress, and model.

1979: Sharman Joshi, an Indian film and theatre actor.

1987: Samantha Akkineni, an Indian actress.

Death / Death Anniversary

1726: Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Chennai

1740: Baji Rao I, a general and a statesman of the Maratha Empire.

1945: Benito Mussolini, the dictator of Italy.

1978: Mohammed Daoud Khan, the 5th Prime Minister of Afghanistan.

1992: Vinayaka Krishna Gokak, a writer in the Kannada language and a scholar of English and Kannada literature.

1998: Ramakant Desai, former Indian cricketer.

Further Reading

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