|U.S. General Daniel Ullmann|
April 28, 1686 - The first volume of Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathamatic" was published.
April 28, 1758 - James Monroe, the fifth U.S. President, was born at Monroe Hall, Virginia, British America.
April 28, 1776 - Col. Lachlan McIntosh wrote a letter to inform General George Washington that he was pleased with his recruitment efforts in the colony at Savannah, Ga.
April 28, 1788 – Maryland became the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
April 28, 1810 - Union General Daniel Ullmann was born in Wilmington, Delaware.
April 28, 1862 – During the Civil War, a skirmish was fought at Bolivar, Ala. and another was fought at Paint Rock Bridge, Ala.
April 28, 1863 – During the Civil War, a skirmish was fought at Town Creek, Ala.
April 28, 1863 – Union Col. Florence N. Cornyn and members of the 10th Missouri Cavalry destroyed the LaGrange College & Military Academy in Franklin County, Ala. and also burned hundreds of homes and businesses, including the Lafayette Academy.
April 28, 1910 – Confederate veteran L.A. Hendrix passed away at his home in Mexia, Ala. at the age of 72.
April 28, 1915 - The movie “The Poet of the Peak,” screenplay written by Alabama author Marie Stanley under her maiden name Marie Layet, was released.
April 28, 1928 – Geologist and astronomer Eugene Shoemaker was born in Los Angeles, Calif.
April 28, 1930 – The first night game in organized baseball history took place in Independence, Kansas.
April 28, 1934 – Novelist Lois Duncan was born in Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28, 1937 – Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was born in Al-Awja, Saladin Province, Iraq.
April 28, 1947 – Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl and his five-person crew set sail from Callao, Peru, on the 40-square-foot balsa wood raft “Kon-Tiki” to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia. After a 4,300-mile, 101-day trip, they would reach Raroia in the Tuamotu Archipelago, near Tahiti on Aug. 7, 1947.
April 28, 1950 – Poet Carolyn Forche was born in Detroit.
April 28, 1961 - The NFL chose Canton, Ohio as the site for the Professional Football Hall of Fame.
April 28, 1963 – The reorganized Conecuh County (Ala.) Amateur Baseball League opened its season on this Sunday afternoon with three games – Damascus at Paul, McKenzie at Red Level and Flat Rock vs. Mixonville in Evergreen. Bernard Powell was president of the league.
April 28, 1964 – Pro Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He went on to play his entire career for the Cincinnati Reds. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.
April 28, 1965 - Alabama author George Wylie Henderson died in New York, N.Y.
April 28, 1970 - The Evergreen City Council approved the use of the ‘911’ emergency telephone number in the City of Evergreen, Ala.
April 28, 1971 - Hank Aaron hit his 600th career home run.
April 28, 1972 – Sparta Academy held its first ever athletic banquet at the Holiday Inn in Evergreen, Ala. Tommy Yearout, co-captain of the 1971 Auburn Tigers, was the guest speaker.
April 28, 1980 – Woodlands (also known as the Frederick Blount Plantation) in Gosport, Ala. was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
April 28, 1981 – Evergreen, Ala. native and former NFL player Benjamin Rudolph drafted in the third round (60th pick overall) by the New York Jets.
April 28, 1985 - Billy Martin was named the manager of the New York Yankees for the fourth time.
April 28, 1988 - The Baltimore Orioles lost for the 21st consecutive time. It was the longest streak to start a season in Major League Baseball.
April 28, 1994 - The 100th episode of "The Simpsons" aired on FOX.
April 28, 2001 - Alabama author James Still died in Hazard, Ky.
April 28, 2001 - Millionaire Dennis Tito became the world's first space tourist.
April 28, 2009 – “Loving Natalee: A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith” by Beth Holloway was published in paperback under the alternate title “Loving Natalee: The True Story of the Aruba Kidnapping and Its Aftermath.” The paperback edition includes additional material that wasn’t in the original hardback edition, which was published on Oct. 2, 2007.
April 28, 2011 – The Father Ryan Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy rededicated the fountain erected in Greenville, Ala. in 1914 to mark the spot where a modified version of “Dixie” written by Miss Ina Marie Porter was first sung in 1861. Legend has it that Porter wrote the words on one day and it was sung the next day.
April 28, 2014 - Eight members of the “Three River Adventurers” arrived at Swamp House Landing near Pensacola, Fla., ending a historic 139-mile canoe trip from Travis Bridge to Pensacola. The group included Dalton Campbell of Owassa, Frank Murphy of Herbert, Sam Peacock of Repton, John Potts of Flat Rock, Ed Salter of Repton, Joel Williams of Evergreen, Marc Williams of Evergreen and Evergreen native Larry Yeargan of Coosada.