Historical Events for 28th April 2024

1901 – Cleveland’s Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
1919 – American stuntman and parachute developer Leslie Irvin (23) makes first premeditated free-fall parachute jump from a plane above US the Army Air Service’s McCook Field near Dayton, Ohio
1955 – WBIQ TV channel 10 in Birmingham, Alabama (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 – WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 – Richard Helms replaces Marshall S. Carter as deputy director of CIA
1991 – Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) launched
1993 – Carlo Ciampi forms Italian government with ex-communists
1997 – Ringo Starr’s fourth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce, Gary Brooker, Simon Kirke, and Mark Rivera
2007 – ICC Men’s Cricket ODI World Cup, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados: Australia 3-peat with 53 run win over Sri Lanka; Player of the Match: Adam Gilchrist (AUS) 149 (104) and 2 catches
2018 – Shaquem Griffin is the first one-handed person to be drafted into the NFL; selected by Seattle Seahawks

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