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April 28 On This Day In History

April 28 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Josh and Henry Reed, circa 1903/LOC.

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Audio above: Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection/Collector: Jabbour, Alan/Collector: Jabbour, Karen Singer/Performer: Reed, Henry; fiddle/Created/June 18, 1966/Reed family home, Glen Lyn, Virginia (Giles County)

VAV!/April 28, 2014

1788 - Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

1789 - Crew members of the British ship HMS Bounty, led by Fletcher Christian, set Capt. William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.

1817 - United States and Britain signed the Rush-Bagot Treaty, which limited the number of naval vessels allowed in the Great Lakes.

Pictured above: Jail Interior, McDermitt, Nevada/Carl Fleischhauer, photographer, May 1981/LOC

1881 - Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County, New Mexico jail house, killing two deputies on guard.

1896 - J.S. Duncan of Sioux City, IA patented the Addressograph.

Pictured above: Stealing a Dinner, American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903/LOC.

1899 - Cameraman G. W. "Billy" Bitzer filmed Professor Leonidas and his troupe of dogs and cats in the film short Stealing a Dinner. The film was shot on the rooftop of the Biograph Studio at 841 Broadway in New York City.

1926 - American League baseball owners agreed that home plate umpires carry resin on the field.

1930 - The first night game of organized baseball is played in Independence, Kansas.

1932 - A yellow fever vaccine cure was featured news.

1937 - The first animated-cartoon electric sign was displayed at a building on Broadway in New York City.

1939 - Compact car, the Crosley, went on sale in the US.

1940 - Pennsylvania 6-5000, by Glenn Miller, was recorded on Bluebird Records.

1948 – Igor Stravinsky conducted the premier of his American ballet, Orpheus, in New York City at New York City Center.

1948 - Baseball's Pablo (Arnoldo) Torrealba, was born.

1949 - Actor, Bruno Kirby, was born. Notable for Fallen Angels 2, City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally, and Good Morning, Vietnam.

1949 – Motorcycle builder stunt rider and biker, Indian Larry, was born.

1949 – Actor, Paul Guilfoyle, was born.

1949 – Actor, Bruno Kirby, was born.

1950 - Comedian and talk show host, Jay Leno, was born. Notable for The Tonight Show.

1950 - Chart Topper! If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake - Eileen Barton

1950 - Chart Topper! Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams

1950 - Hockey's Jim Wiley was born.

1952 - War with Japan officially ended as a treaty signed in San Francisco the year before took effect.

1952 - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower resigned as Supreme Allied commander in Europe.

1952 - Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway succeeded General Eisenhower as Supreme Allied commander in Europe.

1952 – Actress, Mary McDonnell, was born.

1952 – Keyboardist, Chuck Leavell, was born. Notable for Allman Brothers, Sea Level and others.

1953 – Singer/songwriter/fashion designer, Kim Gordon, was born.

1953 - Football's Tony Peters was born.

1954 – Football coach, Ron Zook, was born.

1957 - The Mike Wallace Interview television was launched.

1958 - Chart Topper! All I Have to Do is Dream - The Everly Brothers

1958 - Chart Topper! The Witch Doctor - David Seville

1958 - Chart Topper! Oh Lonesome Me - Don Gibson

1958 – Actress, Nancy Lee Grahn, was born.

1958 – Golfer, Hal Sutton, was born.

1959 - Arthur Godfrey and His Friends was televised for the final time on CBS-TV.

1960 – Baseball/announcer, John Cerutti, was born.

1960 – Actor/voices, Steven Blum, was born.

1962 - Jim Grelle broke the four-minute mile.

1963 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" was named best play at Broadway's Tony Awards.

1963 - "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" won best musical at the Tony Awards.1964 – Baseball's Barry Larkin, was born.

1965 – United States occupation of the Dominican Republic: American troops land in the Dominican Republic to "forestall establishment of a Communist dictatorship" and to evacuate U.S. Army troops.

1966 – Golfer, John Daly, was born.

1966 – Rapper, Too Short, was born.

1966 - Chart Topper! You're My Soul and Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers

1966 - Chart Topper! Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Cher

1966 - Chart Topper! Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

1967 - Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.

1967 - General William C. Westmoreland told Congress the U.S. "would prevail in Vietnam."

1970 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.

1971 - Actor, Chris Young, was born. Notable for Falcon Crest.

1971 – Actress, Bridget Moynahan, was born.

1973 – Actor, Jorge Garcia, was born.

1973 – Football, Earl Holmes, was born.

1972 – Rapper/producer/wrestler/actor, Joseph Bruce, was born. Notable for Insane and Clown Posse among others.

1974 - Chart Topper! Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me - Gladys Knight & The Pips

1974 - A federal jury in New York acquitted former Attorney General John Mitchell and former Commerce Secretary Maurice H. Stans of charges in connection with a secret $200,000 contribution to President Richard Nixon's re-election campaign via financier Robert Vesco.

1975 - The last civilians were evacuated from South Vietnam as North Vietnamese forces closed in around Saigon.

1980 - President Jimmy Carter accepted the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance, who had opposed the failed rescue mission aimed at freeing American hostages in Iran.

1981 – Actress, Jessica Alba, was born.

1982 – Actor/dancer, Harry Shum, Jr., was born.

1982 - Chart Topper! We Got the Beat - Go-Go's

1982 - Chart Topper! Chariots of Fire - Titles - Vangelis

1982 - Chart Topper! Crying My Heart Out Over You - Ricky Skaggs

1986 – The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.

1987 – American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.

1988 - A flight attendant was killed and more than 60 people injured when a portion of the roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 tore off during a flight from Hilo to Honolulu.

 

 Births

1758 - United States' fifth president, James Monroe, was born in Westmoreland County, Va.

1819 – Scholar, Ezra Abbot, was born.

1865 – Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist (d. 1940)

1868 – Indian songwriter/commander, Lucy Booth, was born.

1871 - Opera singer, Louise Homer, was born.

1874 - Actor, Sidney Toler, was born. Notable for Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum, and Charlie Chan in Rio.

1878 - Actor, Lionel Barrymore (Blythe), was born. Notable for Camille, Captains Courageous, Duel in the Sun, It's a Wonderful Life, and Key Largo.

1884 - Master fiddler, banjoist, and harmonica player James Henry Neel Reed, (Henry Reed), was born in Monroe County, West Virginia.

1886 – Art Shaw, American hurdler (d. 1955)

1891 – Blues guitarist, Charlie Patton, was born.

1896 - J.S. Duncan of Sioux City, IA patented the Addressograph.

1902 - Baseball's Red (Charles Frederick) Lucas was born.

1906 – Kurt Gödel, Czech-American mathematician (d. 1978)

1910 – Writer, Sam Merwin, Jr.,was born.

1911 – Writer, Lee Falk, was born.

1917 - Playwright, Robert Anderson, was born. Notable for Tea and Sympathy, and Sand Pebbles.

1921 – Journalist, Rowland Evans, was born.

1923 – Soldier, William Guarnere, was born.

1923 – Carolyn Cassady, American author (d. 2013)

1924 – Cartoonist, Dick Ayers, was born.

1924 – Blossom Dearie, American singer and pianist, (d. 2009)

1925 – Politician, T. John Lesinski, was born. Notable as a judge and 51st Lieutenant Governor of Michigan.

1926 – Writer/editor, Bill Blackbeard, was born. Notable as the founder-director of the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art.

1926 – Author, Harper Lee, was born.

1926 - Author, (Nelle) Harper Lee, was born. Notable for To Kill a Mockingbird.

1926 - Singer, Blossom Dearie, was born.

1928 – Scientist, Eugene M. Shoemaker, was born.

1928 – Eugene Merle Shoemaker, American geologist (d. 1997)

1929 - Actress, Carolyn Jones, was born. Notable for The Addams Family, The Tender Trap, and The Seven Year Itch.

1930 – Politician, James Baker, was born.

1930 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)

1930 – Richard C. Sarafian, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1932 – Civil rights activist, Brownie Ledbetter, was born

1934 – Lois Duncan, American author

1934 - Baseball's Jackie (John George) Brandt was born.

1934 – Author, Diane Johnson, was born.

1938 - Actress, Madge Sinclair, was born. Notable for Trapper John M.D., Grandpa Goes to Washington, A Century of Women, The End of Innocence, Coming to America, and Convoy.

1941 - Actress/singer, Ann-Margret (Olsson), was born. Notable for Tommy, Viva Las Vegas, Bye, Bye Birdie, and Grumpy Old Men.

1941 – Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, singer, and dancer

1941 – Chemist, Karl Barry Sharpless, was born.

1941 – Flynn Robinson, American basketball player (d. 2013)

1941 – Karl Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1941 – Indus Arthur, American actress (d. 1984)

1944 – Director, Elizabeth LeCompte, was born.

1944 – Cheft, Alice Waters, was born.

1945 – Musician, John Wolters, was born. Notable for Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show.

1945 - Musician, John Wolters, was born.

1946 – Larissa Grunig, American theorist and activist

1948 - Actress, Marcia Strassman, was born. Notable for Welcome Back Kotter, and Honey I Shrunk the Kids.

1948 - Baseball's Pablo (Arnoldo) Torrealba, was born.

1949 - Actor, Bruno Kirby, was born. Notable for Fallen Angels 2, City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally, and Good Morning, Vietnam.

1949 – Motorcycle builder stunt rider and biker, Indian Larry, was born.

1949 – Actor, Paul Guilfoyle, was born.

1949 – Actor, Bruno Kirby, was born.

1950 - Comedian and talk show host, Jay Leno, was born. Notable for The Tonight Show.

1950 - Hockey's Jim Wiley was born.

1952 – Actress, Mary McDonnell, was born.

1952 – Keyboardist, Chuck Leavell, was born. Notable for Allman Brothers, Sea Level and others.

1953 – Singer/songwriter/fashion designer, Kim Gordon, was born.

1953 - Football's Tony Peters was born.

1954 – Timothy Curley, American educator

1954 – Football coach, Ron Zook, was born.

1958 – Actress, Nancy Lee Grahn, was born.

1958 – Golfer, Hal Sutton, was born.

1960 – Baseball/announcer, John Cerutti, was born.

1960 – Actor/voices, Steven Blum, was born.

1960 – Elena Kagan, American lawyer, jurist, and academic

1964 – Baseball's Barry Larkin, was born.

1964 – L'Wren Scott, American model and fashion designer (d. 2014)

1965 – Author, Jennifer Rardin, was born.

1966 – Golfer, John Daly, was born.

1966 – Rapper, Too Short, was born.

1967 – Actress, Kari Wührer, was born.

1968 – Scott Putesky, American guitarist (Marilyn Manson and Jack Off Jill)

1971 - Actor, Chris Young, was born. Notable for Falcon Crest.

1971 – Actress, Bridget Moynahan, was born.

1972 – Joseph Bruce, American rapper, producer, wrestler, and actor (Insane Clown Posse, Dark Lotus, and Psychopathic Rydas)

1973 – Actor, Jorge Garcia, was born.

1973 – Football, Earl Holmes, was born.

1981 – Actress, Jessica Alba, was born.

1982 – Actor/dancer, Harry Shum, Jr., was born.

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