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April 28: This Day That Year

April 28

- 1758 - Birthday: James Monroe, 5th US President (1817-25), born in Monroe Hall, Virginia (died July 4, 1831, age 73).

- 1934 - USA: Home Owners Loan Act signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

- 1937 - Birthday: Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq (1979-2003), born in Al-Awja, Iraq (died December 30, 2006, age 69).

- 1945 - Benito Mussolini (Italian Dictator) & his mistress Clara Petacci executed by members of the Italian resistance movement.

- 1949 - Former Philippine First Lady Aurora Quezon (age 61, born February 19, 1888) assassinated (along with her daughter and 10 others) while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband.

- 1952 - Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.

- 1967 - Boxer Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title.

- 1969 - Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.

- 1995 - Gas explosion in South Korean metro killed 103 people.

- 2013 - Pakistan: Taliban attacks on election candidates in Islamabad, 8 people killed and dozens injured.

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