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  • Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (Now: Czech Republic)
    Tuesday Apr 28, 1908

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    Birth

    Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (Now: Czech Republic)
    Tuesday Apr 28, 1908

    Schindler was born on 28 April 1908, into a Sudeten German family in Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary. His father was Johann "Hans" Schindler, the owner of a farm machinery business, and his mother was Franziska "Fanny" Schindler (née Luser). His sister, Elfriede, was born in 1915.




  • Germany
    Thursday Apr 28, 1938

    Adolf Hitler

    Renounced both the English and Polish Agreement

    Germany
    Thursday Apr 28, 1938

    In a Reichstag speech on 28 April, he renounced both the Anglo-German Naval Agreement and the German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact.




  • Italy
    Saturday Apr 28, 1945

    World War II

    Benito Mussolini was killed

    Italy
    Saturday Apr 28, 1945

    Benito Mussolini was killed by Italian partisans on 28 April.




  • Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Wednesday Apr 28, 1982

    Iran–Iraq War

    Iran launched The offensive

    Khuzestan Province, Iran
    Wednesday Apr 28, 1982

    On 29 April, Iran launched the offensive. 70,000 Revolutionary Guard and Basij members struck on several axes – Bostan, Susangerd, the west bank of the Karun River, and Ahvaz. The Basij launched human wave attacks, which were followed up by the regular army and Revolutionary Guard support along with tanks and helicopters.




  • Russia
    Sunday Apr 28, 1991

    Garry Kasparov

    Kasparov left the party

    Russia
    Sunday Apr 28, 1991

    Kasparov left the party on April 28, 1991, after its conference.




  • Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 28, 1992

    Chris McCandless: Into the Wild

    Alaska

    Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.
    Tuesday Apr 28, 1992

    In April 1992, McCandless hitchhiked from Carthage, South Dakota, to Fairbanks, Alaska. As noted by Krakauer, McCandless was last seen alive at the head of the Stampede Trail on April 28, 1992, by a local electrician named Jim Gallien. Gallien had given McCandless a ride from Fairbanks to the start of the rugged track just outside the small town of Healy. Gallien later said he had been seriously concerned about the safety of McCandless (who introduced himself as "Alex"), after noticing McCandless' light pack, minimal equipment, meager rations, and obvious lack of experience. Gallien said he had deep doubts about "Alex's” ability to survive the harsh and unforgiving Alaskan bush.




  • Rusumo, Rwanda
    Thursday Apr 28, 1994

    Rwandan genocide

    The first rumours of RPF killings

    Rusumo, Rwanda
    Thursday Apr 28, 1994

    The first rumors of RPF killings emerged after 250,000 mostly Hutu refugees streamed into Tanzania at the border crossing of Rusumo on 28 April 1994.


  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 28, 1997

    Dwayne Johnson

    Intercontinental Championship

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 28, 1997

    Johnson lost the Intercontinental Championship to Owen Hart on the April 28, 1997 episode of Raw Is War.


  • Bremen, Germany
    Wednesday Apr 28, 1999

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack's first senior Germany appearance

    Bremen, Germany
    Wednesday Apr 28, 1999

    Ballack's first senior Germany appearance, did not come until 28 April 1999, when he came on as a substitute for Dietmar Hamann in a match against Scotland.


  • St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 28, 2016

    Garry Kasparov

    The Ultimate Blitz Challenge

    St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Thursday Apr 28, 2016

    On Thursday 28 April and Friday 29 April 2016 at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, Kasparov played a 6-round exhibition blitz round-robin tournament with Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, and Hikaru Nakamura in an event called the Ultimate Blitz Challenge.


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