April 28 in History
1881April 28, 1881:
Notorious American gunfighter Henry McCarty, famously known as Billy the Kid, breaks out of jail. Before escaping, he murdered two security personnel.
1910April 28, 1910:
Louis Paulhan, French aviator, wins the maiden edition of the London to Manchester air race. It becomes the first recognized long-distance airplane race in Britain.
1923April 28, 1923:
Iconic British stadium, Wembley, opens. The FA Cup becomes the first event to be hosted at this outstanding structure.
1940April 28, 1940:
American musician Glenn Miller records the instrumental for the music titled "Pennsylvania 6-5000". Other notable musicians such as the Andrews Sisters, and Jimmy Mundy have performed their versions of the work.
1948April 28, 1948:
Russian composer and conductor, Igor Stravinsky leads the premiering of his ballet titled “Orpheus”. It is hosted at the famous New York City Center.
1985April 28, 1985:
English songwriter and singer Bryan Ferry outdoors his new single titled "Slave To Love". The song is from his sixth album dubbed “Boys and Girls”.
1999April 28, 1999:
Rock band The Verve breaks up for the second time. They’re known for a number of hit songs like “Appalachian Springs” and “Bitter Sweet Symphony”.
2000April 28, 2000:
American singer James Brown loses one of his organizations to fire. The company, James Brown Enterprises, was tasked with handling the tours of the singer.
2003April 28, 2003:
Tech Company Apple Inc. inaugurates its iTunes store.
2017April 28, 2017:
Award-winning country singer Brad Paisley drops the visual album titled “Love and War”. It becomes the first of its kind in the country music industry.