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Events and Birthdays on 28 April

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Events on this day, 28 April

A billionaire businessman from California becomes the first paying passenger to go to outer space.

At least 32 die when a man opens fire indiscriminately on a crowded tourist area of Tasmania, Australia.

Former CIA agent Aldrich Ames admits selling secrets to the Soviet Union and then Russia, in one of the most damaging spy cases in US history.

The Soviet Union acknowledges there has been an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine.

The French president, Charles de Gaulle, resigns from office after 11 years, following his defeat in a referendum on governmental reforms.

Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy until his downfall in 1943, has been killed by partisans along with his mistress, Clara Petacci, and some close associates.

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