Momentous events in history: 28 April 2018

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On this day, 28 April – the most interesting thing that has happened in Ukraine and the world!

Holidays:

The world day of labor protection.

International day veterinarian.

Story:

1914 – the U.S. patented air conditioner.

1947 – Thor Heyerdahl went on a journey on a raft “Kon-Tiki”.

1947 – the Polish government launched “operation Vistula” in the eviction of Ukrainians of Lemko and Holm in Western Poland.

2001 – the Flight of the first space tourist, American Dennis Tito.

2008 – When landing on the drilling platform Tavrida in the Black sea Ukrainian helicopter crashed Mi-8. 17 passengers and three crew members were killed.

Born on this day:

1758 – James Monroe, 5th US President (1817-1825), American statesman and diplomat .

1865 – Ivasyuk Nikolai, a Ukrainian painter and teacher, author of the famous canvas “the Entry of Bohdan Khmelnytsky in Kiev”; arrested.

1868 – Georgy feodosevich Voronoi, an outstanding Ukrainian mathematician, the founder of geometry of numbers have made a significant contribution to the development of modern computer science.

1926 – Harper Lee, American writer.

1937 – Saddam Hussein, Iraqi statesman and politician, President of Iraq (1979-2003).

1941 – Irina Asmus, Soviet actress, clown.

1948 – Terry Pratchett, English science fiction writer.

1974 – penélope Cruz, Spanish actress and model, winner of the award “Oscar”.

1981 – Jessica Alba, American actress.

Died:

1945 – Benito Mussolini, Italian politician, leader of the fascist party (NFP), a dictator.

2012 – Matilde Camus (born 1919), Spanish poet.

Birthday:

Alexander, Andrew, Vasilisa, Victor, Leonid, Lukyan, Trofim, Feodor.