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April 28 in History

Update: April, 28/2012 - 10:03



British navigator Captain James Cook, aboard the Endeavour, lands in Australia, naming the natural harbour Botany Bay (now in suburbs of Sydney).


Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is executed by partisans near Lake Como one day after his capture.


Japan regains her sovereignty and independence when the peace treaty signed in San Francisco in 1951 comes into effect.


Towards the end of the First Indochina War, Vietnamese resistance forces attack the French in Nam Dinh township south of Ha Noi and hold it overnight.


French colonialists are forced to withdraw from South Viet Nam, ending the old colony and 98 years of invasion in Viet Nam.


Ba RIa-Vung Tau is liberated from the Sai Gon administration.


A new, smaller Yugoslav republic is established by Serbia and Montenegro after four other republics, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Macedonia secede.


The Afghan government formally cedes power to triumphant Islamic guerrillas in Kabul, ending 14 years of armed resistance and civil war.


British explorer David Hempleman-Adams reaches the geographic North Pole, becoming the first person to reach the earth's magnetic and geographic poles.


The world's first space tourist, American Dennis Tito, blasts off on a US$20-million joy ride to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Russian rocket.


Iraq's National Assembly approves the country's elected government, a Shiite-dominated body that excludes the Sunni minority from meaningful positions. — REUTERS/AP/VNS

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