On this day

In 1996, President Bill Clinton gave a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense of Whitewater controversy. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 28 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

In 1996, President Bill Clinton gave a 4½ hour videotaped testimony for the defense of Whitewater controversy. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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.