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Calendar for April 28th, 2014

Born 1758: James Monroe (5th U.S. president)

Born 1908: Oskar Schindler (businessman)

Born 1909: Ethel Catherwood (1928 Olympic gold-medal winner for high jump)

1914: Coal mine explosion occurred in Eccles, West Virginia

Born 1926: Harper Lee (author)

1932: Vaccine for yellow fever announced

Born 1941: Ann-Margret (actress)

Died 1945: Benito Mussolini (Italian dictator)

1947: A six-man expedition, led by Thor Heyerdahl, sailed from Peru aboard a balsa-wood raft named Kon-Tiki on a 101 day journey that would take them across the Pacific Ocean to Polynesia

Born 1949: Paul Guilfoyle (actor)

Born 1950: Jay Leno (talk show host)

1968: At age 98, Walter Sitch of Halifax, NS, became a great-great-great-grandfather

1969: Charles de Gaulle, president of France, resigned

Born 1974: Penelope Cruz (actress)

Born 1981: Jessica Alba (actress)

1990: A Chorus Line closed after 6,137 performances on Broadway in New York City

Died 2000: Penelope Fitzgerald (writer)

Died 2002: Alexander Lebed (general)

2007: Ashes of actor James Doohan, who portrayed engineer "Scotty" on Star Trek, and of Apollo 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper soared into space aboard a rocket

Died 2007: Dabbs Greer (actor)

Died 2008: Will Robinson (first African American basketball coach at a Division I school)

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