Talk:April 28

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April 28: Workers' Memorial Day; Easter (Eastern Christianity, 2019)

Aurora Quezon
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James Monroe (b. 1758) · Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon (d. 1881) · Alf Ramsey (d. 1999)

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2003 allegation of Iraqi killings by US soldiers[edit]

"2003 - Iraq: 15 unarmed teenagers were killed by American forces in front of a school during a demostration; marking the beginning of the Falluja riots that took place during April 2003."

From the Falluja page...

"On the evening of April 28, 2003, a crowd of 200 people defied a curfew imposed by the Americans and gathered outside a occupied local secondary school to protest the presence of Coalition forces in the city and demand its reopening. Following the discharge of some demonstrators' firearms into the air, soldiers stationed at the roof of the building opened fire upon the crowd resulting in the deaths of 13 civilians."

The numbers are different. Anyone want to clarify? Also, might consider adding that there were weapons in the crowd if that actually happened.

Saddam Hussein "former" entry[edit]

Someone added the word "former" in front on Saddam Hussein's title as "president". I removed this. My reason is that this was his title. If we are to use "former" for every case when people no longer have this function then almost every entry will be "former" (e.g. "former arch-duke of lombardy, "former baseball pitcher", "former signer"... I welcome your thoughts on this. Thanks, Hu Gadarn 00:22, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

I agree with your thoughts. All past Presidents of the United States remain "President Soandso". He was indeed the President of Iraq and was for a long period of time. I see no reason to strip the title from him as I would be surprised to find anyone that doesn't know of him and his . . . ummmm . . . "current situation". -- Borameer 01:15, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
Adding the years after a Presidential / Prime Ministerial term is best. He ceased to be President & PM in 2003, but, for the rest of his life, he continued to claim that he still held those positions. Jim Michael (talk) 22:28, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Deleted reference to first practice by a choir in Southern Hemisphere[edit]

Good day. I removed the following text "1990 - In Melbourne, Australia, the first rehearsal of the Melbourne Gay and Lesbian Chorus is held - the first organisation of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere." Reason = there is no indication that this is a significant event. True, the entry mentions first time in the southern hemisphere but ... so what? If this event is note-worthy, then please create an article of the event and link here. If it is not then please do neither. Thanks, Hu Gadarn 17:48, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Rehearsals are rarely notable, and as such it is unusual for articles to be made about them. If an article about an event does not exist, then it shouldn't be included on a Day article. Jim Michael (talk) 22:28, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Jeffrey Dahmer's death in 1994[edit]

Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered in prison on April 28, 1994. I figure you can add this to the "deaths" section for this date. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.104.244.198 (talk) 20:34, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

--ERIC S4646 (talk) 20:39, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Dahmer died on November 28, not April 28, and is already listed in the deaths section there. Winston365 (talk) 20:43, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

First night game in organized baseball? Probably not.[edit]

The Sporting News has an article [1] listing four earlier games involving organized teams, the first of which (July 4, 1896) involved Honus Wagner. Robert A.West (Talk) 23:07, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Ed Balls[edit]

In defence of the anonymous editing taking place today, I think that there is possible justification to add Ed Balls Day; it is a notable phenomenon which has found its way all the way into Hansard… after Mr. Balls' defeat in the election last year. Sceptre (talk)

A commemoration of an accidental tweet? I really don't see that as being particularly notable. Rwessel (talk) 20:33, 28 April 2016 (UTC)
Apart from the fact that notability doesn't limit article content, I'm pretty sure it is notable enough for its own article if it came to it. Sceptre (talk) 08:55, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
WP:Days of the year#Holidays and observances states that "Holidays and observances, if notable enough for inclusion, should be the subject of a Wikipedia article". As this is only mentioned in a section of an article, so I'm not sure it qualifies now. Rwessel (talk) 06:37, 1 May 2016 (UTC)