Marriage of Philip II, King of France, to Isabella of Hainaut
Death of Rhys ap Gruffydd, King of South Wales
Construction of Salisbury Cathedral begins
The Sicilian uprising reaches Messina
Yann IV of Brittany flees to England
The "Good Parliament" convenes
Edward IV, King of England born
Pope Pius II issues a Bull protecting the ruins of Rome
Cortes lays siege to Tenochtitlan
Elizabeth's "Act of Uniformity" is passed by Parliament
Virginia Gov. John Harvey, accused of treason, is removed from office
The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia. born
Maryland ratified the Constitution, becoming the seventh state of the Union.
There was a mutiny on HMS Bounty as the crew of the British ship set Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.
Britain and the United States signed the Rush-Bagot Treaty, in which they agreed not to have guns or ships of war on the frontier waters of the Great Lakes.
Meyerbeer's "L'Africaine" premiered in Paris. It was about the explorer Vasco da Gama.
Giuseppi Verdi wrote a letter protesting critical reviews of his opera "Macbeth."
Max Kalbeck, in the German Times of Vienna declared that Wagner was "the Antichrist incarnate in art."
The Adressograph was patented by J.S. Duncan of Sioux City, Iowa.
The first free-fall parachute jump was made by Leslie Ervin, who broke his ankle on landing. Until then, it was believed people falling "free" would become unconscious, unable to pull the ripcord.
Syndicated columnist Rowland Evans born
The Times of London compared Ravel's music to a pgymy's work: "clever but very small."
Novelist Harper Lee ("To Kill a Mockingbird") born
Former Secretary of State James Baker III born
A vaccine against yellow fever was announced.
Actress Carolyn Jones born
The first animated-cartoon electric sign was displayed on a building on Broadway in New York City. The sign was the creation of Douglas Leight. The sign consisted of several thousand light bulbs.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein born
Actress Madge Sinclair born
Glenn Miller and his Orchestra recorded "Pennsylvania 6-5000" for RCA Victor.
Actress-singer Ann-Margret (Olsson) born
Pollster George Gallup said most Americans preferred to call the ongoing global conflict "World War II" or "The Second World War" (other suggestions had included "Survival War" or "War of World Freedom.)
Exercise "Tiger" ended with 750 U.S. soldiers dead in a D-Day rehearsal after their convoy ships were attacked by German torpedo boats off Slapton Sands, on the southwest coast of England.
Rock musician John Wolters (Dr. Hook) born
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress, Clara Petacci, were executed by Italian partisans as they attempted to flee the country.
A six-man expedition sailed from Peru aboard a balsa wood raft named the "Kon-Tiki" on a 101-day journey that took them across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia.
Actress Marcia Strassman born
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno born
War with Japan officially ended as a treaty that had been signed by the United States and 47 other nations took effect.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was relieved, at his own request, of the post of Supreme Allied Commander Europe and replaced by General Matthew Ridgway.
Actress Mary McDonnell born
Rock singer-musician Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) born
Vice President Nixon and his wife, Pat, began a goodwill tour of Latin America.
Arthur Godfrey was seen for the last the last time in the final broadcast of "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" on CBS-TV. The show had been part of the CBS lineup for 10 years.
Pro golfer John Daly born
Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army, the same day General William C. Westmoreland told Congress the US "would prevail in Vietnam."
The musical "Hair" opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theater for over 1,700 performances.
French President Charles de Gaulle resigned his office after voters rejected major government reforms in a referendum.
Actress Simbi Khali ("3rd Rock from the Sun") born
Rapper Big Gipp (Goodie Mob) born
The last American civilians were evacuated from South Vietnam as North Vietnamese forces tightened their noose around Saigon.
Andreas Baader and other members of the Baader-Meinhoff group were jailed for life after a trial lasting nearly two years in Stuttgart, Germany.
Actor Nate Richert ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") born
President Carter accepted the resignation of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, who had opposed the failed rescue mission aimed at freeing American hostages in Iran.
President Reagan named former Sen. Richard Stone special envoy to Central America, despite the Florida Democrat's recent stint as a lobbyist for Guatemala.
President Reagan, on a state visit to China, gave an interview to Chinese television, which again censored his criticism of the Soviet Union as well as his praise for freedom of thought and speech.
Several thousand people attended a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Dachau, near Munich.
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner fired Yogi Berra as manager and reinstated Billy Martin -- again. It was the 13th managerial change in 11 years for the Yankees.
The Soviet Union announced the Chernobyl nuclear reactor fire had killed two people, with 197 hospitalized. Nine months later, it reported 31 had died and 231 suffered radiation sickness.
For the first time, a compact disc of an album was released before its vinyl counterpart. "The Art of Excellence" by Tony Bennett, his first recorded work in a decade, went on sale.
Contra rebels in Nicaragua killed Benjamin Ernest Linder, an American engineer working on a hydroelectric project for the Sandinista government.
The winless Baltimore Orioles set an American League record by losing their 21st straight game, 4-2, to the Minnesota Twins.
A flight attendant was killed and 61 persons injured when part of the roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 peeled back during a flight from Hilo (HEE'-loh) to Honolulu.
Roy Medvedev, the Soviet historian persecuted for exposing Joseph Stalin's crimes in his study "Let History Judge," was re-admitted to the Communist Party after 20 years.
President Bush announced the United States and Japan had concluded a deal on joint development of a new Japanese jet fighter, the FSX, despite concerns that U.S. technology secrets would be given away.
Iran protested against the exhibition and sale of the novel "The Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie at the Geneva international book fair.
Anti-abortion demonstrators marched in Washington, D.C.; authorities put the number of protesters at 200,000, but organizers claimed a turnout of about 700,000.
The musical "A Chorus Line," the longest-running show in Broadway history at that time, closed after 6,137 Broadway performances, a Pulitzer Prize and nine Tony awards. It had opened on Broadway in July 1975.
The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with seven astronauts aboard on a "Star Wars" research mission.
The Agriculture Department unveiled its pyramid-shaped recommended-diet chart that had cost nearly $1 million to develop.
The body of Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich Romanov, heir to the vacant Russian throne, was returned to St. Petersburg to be buried in the city of his Tsar ancestors. He died in Miami on April 21.
The Afghan government formally ceded power to triumphant Islamic guerrillas in Kabul three days after Mujahideen forced entered the capital, ending 14 years of armed resistance and civil war.
President Bush and Bill Clinton won the Pennsylvania presidential primary.
The first "Take Our Daughters to Work Day," promoted by the New York-based Ms. Foundation, was held in an attempt to boost the self-esteem of girls by having them visit a parent's place of work.
Former CIA official Aldrich Ames, who had betrayed U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, pleaded guilty in Alexandria, Virginia, to espionage and tax evasion charges, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
In Taegu, South Korea, a gas line exploded in the middle of an intersection crowded with morning traffic, killing 101 people and injuring about 125 others.
President Clinton gave four and a-half hours of videotaped testimony as a defense witness in the criminal trial of his former Whitewater business partners.
A man armed with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire on tourists on the Australian island of Tasmania, killing 35 people; he was captured by police after a 12-hour standoff at a guest cottage.
President Clinton and three of his predecessors -- George Bush, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford -- began drafting a national army of community service volunteers during the Presidents' Summit for America's Future in Philadelphia.
The Senate opened a new round of hearings on alleged abuse and mismanagement at the Internal Revenue Service.
In a breakthrough for the government's tobacco investigation cigarette maker Liggett and Myers agreed to tell prosecutors whether the industry had hidden evidence of health damage from smoking.
A 213-213 tie vote in the House of Representatives killed a measure expressing support for NATO's five-week-old air campaign against Yugoslavia; the House also voted 249-180 to limit President Clinton's authority to use ground forces in Yugoslavia.
Actor Rory Calhoun died in Burbank, Calif., at age 76.
Five people, apparently targeted because of their race or ethnicity, were killed in a shooting rampage in suburban Pittsburgh; a suspect, Richard Scott Baumhammers, was arrested.
Hunter Tylo to rejoin the cast of "Bold and Beautiful"
Munch's "The Scream" might have been burned Munch's
European human rights body condemns U.S. "torture" at Guantanamo Bay
CIA gives up search and interrogation on Iraq WMDs
Berlusconi warns U.S. on agent's killing
General Pavkovic pleads not guilty
Rare woodpecker discovered in Arkansas
UK govt concealed Attorney General's doubts over Iraq invasion
UK Party leaders questioned on BBC 'Question Time'
Indiana Pacers beat Boston Celtics again to lead series 2-1 in US basketball playoffs
Pakistani militants behead suspected US informant
Iran nuclear impasse continues
Opposition leader Alaksandar MilinkieviÄ jailed in Belarus
Full-mast flag generates controversy at Parliament Hill
Criticism over Qingzang Railway as opening nears
NHL: Sharks Nab Game 1 in Detroit
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation gets new chairman
MLB: Twins defeat Tigers after pinch hit scores two
Earthquake strikes Kent, England
U.S. nonprofit news agency shuts down
The White Stripes to tour 'Great White North'
Clashes over World War II monument in Estonia continue
U.S. Director of Foreign Assistance Randall L. Tobias resigns
Russian cellist Rostropovitch dies at 80
Canadian inspectors to test food ingredients from China
Prosecutor investigates possible terrorist training camps in Belgium
Suicide bomber narrowly misses Pakistani Minister
St. Paul Mayor's vehicle hit by drunk driver
Australia defeats Sri Lanka in Cricket World Cup Final
PSLV rocket launches ten satellites
Eos Airlines files for bankruptcy
Zenit rocket launches AMOS-3 satellite
Journalists banned from Mount Everest
Two trains collide in China killing dozens and injuring hundreds
Swine flu reported in more countries; WHO warns of possible pandemic risk
US Federal Reserve Chairman gives first news conference
Afghan pilot kills nine Americans
News briefs: April 28, 2012
Capital Punishment mountain bike race won by Shaun Lewis
Darcy Richardson suspends Democratic Party presidential campaign
Florida man accused of threatening to bomb animal shelter
As Italy prepares for new government, shots fired near prime minister's office
Chicago Bears select Marquess Wilson in seventh round of NFL draft