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This Day In History (04. 28. 2018)

  • 1796 Cease fire of Cherasco between Sardinia and Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • 1818 US President James Monroe proclaims naval disarmament on Great Lakes and Lake Champlain.
  • 1848 Slavery abolished in French colonies.
  • 1881 French troops sent into Tunisia.
  • 1881 Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.
  • 1892 1st performance of Antonin Dvorák’s overture “Carneval”.
  • 1932 1st broadcast of “One Man’s Family” on NBC radio.
  • 1939 Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect.
  • 1940 Glenn Miller records “Pennsylvania 6-5000”.
  • 1943 German-Italian counter offensive in North Africa.
  • 1958 US Vice President Richard Nixon begins goodwill tour of Latin America.
  • 1965 Barbra Streisand stars on “My Name is Barbra” special on CBS.
  • 1965 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli’s production of “La bohème” with Mirella Freni.
  • 1969 4th Academy of Country Music Awards: Glen Campbell and Cathie Taylor win.
  • 1975 John Lennon appears on “Tonight” & Ringo Starr on “Smother Brothers”.
  • 1983 NASA launches Geos-F.
  • 1988 “Chess” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 68 performances.
  • 1996 “Big” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances.
  • 2001 Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world’s first space tourist.
  • 2013 3 people are killed and 14 are injured after a gas explosions causes a building to collapse in Reims, France.
  • 2017 Gwyneth Paltrow brand Goop and Condé Nast announce they will be launching a quarterly publication together.

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