Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for April 28, 2021:
17th calendar week, 118th day of the year
247 days until the end of the year
Star sign Taurus
Name day: Hugo, Pierre
2020 - A tank truck explodes in a market in the Turkish-occupied city of Afrin in northwest Syria.
Many of the more than 50 dead are children.
Turkey accuses Kurdish fighters.
2016 - For the first time, a rocket is launched into space from Russia's new Vostochny spaceport in the Far East.
Vostochny is the first civil spaceport on Russian territory.
2011 - 17 people are killed in a bomb attack on the Argana coffee house in Morocco's tourist stronghold, Marrakech, which is popular with holidaymakers.
2006 - The German Sports Aid Foundation announces the establishment of a "Hall of Fame for German Sports" in Berlin.
2001 - The 60-year-old American Dennis Tito is the first space tourist to take off into space with two cosmonauts from the Russian spaceport Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
Tito paid $ 20 million for his trip into space.
1996 - In the worst mass murder in Australian history to date, a gunman shoots 35 people on the grounds of the historic Port Arthur prison camp in Tasmania.
1976 - Four-time child murderer Jürgen Bartsch dies at the age of 29 after an anesthetic error on the operating table.
He wanted to be neutered voluntarily in order to be freed from his compulsion to kill.
1951 - The first Federal Horticultural Show opens in Hanover.
711 - The Berber military leader Tarik Ibn Sijad lands with an army near Gibraltar and begins the Islamic conquest of Spain.
1981 - Jessica Alba (40), American actress (TV series "Dark Angel")
1961 - Anthony McCarten (60), New Zealand writer and director (screenplay: "The Two Popes")
1941 - Ann-Margret (80), Swedish-American singer and actress ("The lower ten thousand", "Cincinnati Kid")
1926 - Harper Lee, American writer, received the Pulitzer Prize, died 2016, for her novel "Who disturbs the nightingale" (1960)
1924 - Kenneth Kaunda (97), Zambian politician, first president 1964-1991
DAYS OF DEATH
2016 - Georg Kronawitter, German politician (SPD), Lord Mayor of the City of Munich 1972-78 and 1984-93, born in 1928
2001 - Evelyn Künneke, German actress and singer ("Winke, Winke"), daughter of the Berlin operetta king Eduard Künneke, born in 1921
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