What happened on 28 April?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 28 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 28 APRIL

2004 | CBS News provided evidence of Abu Ghraib’s torture and prisoner abuse. The photos showed rape and abuse from American troops over Iraqi prisoners.

1996 | Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gave a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense.

1996 | Port Arthur massacre, Tasmania: A gunman, Martin Bryant, opened fire at the Broad Arrow Cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, at least 35 people were killed and 23 others wounded.

1986 | The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise became the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier through the Suez Canal, sailing from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.

1986 | High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster were discovered at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, prompting Soviet authorities to declare the accident publicly.

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BIRTHDAYS 

1979 | American football player and sportscaster, Scott Fujita. 

1960 | English bass player, Phil King. 

1992 | American football player, DeMarcus Lawrence. 

1952 | American actress, Mary McDonnell. 

1966 | American rapper, producer, and actor, Too Short. 

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS 

1999 | American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, Arthur Leonard Schawlow, 78.

2011 | Swiss mountaineer, Erhard Loretan, 52.

1991 | American film producer, Steve Broidy, 86.

2013 | Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist, Paulo Vanzolini, 89.

1945 | Italian soldier and politician, Roberto Farinacci, 53.

SPORTS 

1923 | On this day in the FA Cup Final, Bolton beat West Ham United 2-0. It was the first match to be played at Wembley and the last FA Cup Final not to be all-ticket where over 200 000 gained access to the ground while the official attendance was 126 047. 

ENTERTAINMENT 

2011 | On this day, “Bridesmaids” was released in Canada, United States.

AFRICA FACT 

River Malagarasi is the second-longest river in Tanzania with 475 km long. 

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