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Notable Historical Events for April 28th

1934FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act

1969Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France

1958Vice Pres Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America

1967Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

1944Stalin meets Polish/US priest S Orlemanski

1975John Lennon appears on "Tonight" & Ringo Starr on "Smother Brothers"

1770Capt James Cook aboad Endeavour lands at Botany Bay in Australia

1965Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

1939Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect

2003Andre Agassi recaptures the world no. 1 ranking to become the oldest top-ranked male in the history of the ATP rankings (33 years, 13 days)

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Notable Birthdays on April 28th

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

1908Oskar Schindler, Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel Schindler's Ark and the film Schindler's List. (d. 1974)

1758James Monroe, Monroe Hall Virginia, 5th US President (1817-25)

1966John Daly, Carmichael California, American golfer (1991 PGA Championship, 1995 Open Championship)

1926Harper Lee, Monroeville Alabama, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird)

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

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Notable Weddings on April 28th

1979Actor and comedian John Candy (28) weds Rosemary Margaret Hobor at St. Basil's Church in Toronto, Canada

1886Painter Paul Cézanne (47) weds Marie-Hortense Fiquet (36)

1982Professional boxer George Foreman (33) weds Andrea Skeete

1968Business magnate Alan Sugar (21) weds hairdresser Ann Simons in Great Portland Street Synagogue

1903Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst (40) weds William Randolph Hearst (21) in New York City

1774Chief justice John Jay (28) weds Sarah Van Brugh Livingston (17)

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Notable Deaths on April 28th

1999Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1921)

1945Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy, shot by communist partisans at 61

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