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Daily Calendar for Monday, April 28, 2025

Born

  • James Monroe (5th U.S. president) –
  • Oskar Schindler (businessman) –
  • Ethel Catherwood (1928 Olympic gold-medal winner for high jump) –
  • Harper Lee (author) –
  • Eugene Shoemaker (American astrogeologist) –
  • Ann-Margret (actress) –
  • Paul Guilfoyle (actor) –
  • Jay Leno (talk show host) –
  • Penelope Cruz (actress) –
  • Jessica Alba (actress) –

Died

  • Benito Mussolini (Italian dictator) –
  • Penelope Fitzgerald (writer) –
  • Alexander Lebed (general) –
  • Dabbs Greer (actor) –
  • Will Robinson (first African American basketball coach at a Division I school) –
  • Mel Bartholomew (construction engineer and gardener known for his Square Foot Gardening method) –

Events

  • Maryland became the seventh state of the Union –
  • Coal mine explosion occurred in Eccles, West Virginia–
  • Vaccine for yellow fever announced–
  • 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–
  • At age 98, Walter Sitch of Halifax, NS, became a great-great-great-grandfather–
  • Charles de Gaulle, president of France, resigned–
  • A Chorus Line closed after 6,137 performances on Broadway in New York City–
  • The Soyuz-TM 32 launched, carrying the world’s first space tourist, Dennis Tito, to the International Space Station–
  • 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–
  • Six endangered red wolf pups were born at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina–

Weather

  • Coastal storm caused tremendous late season snow, 35 inches fell in Bayard, West Virginia–
  • Six feet of snow blocked roads in Buffalo–
  • Tornadoes swept through central and southeastern Virginia–
  • A total of 13 inches of snow fell overnight on New York’s Adirondack Mountains and in northern Vermont–
  • Hailstorms hit parts of Texas and Oklahoma, with a 6.4-inch hailstone falling in Hondo, Texas –

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