Daily Almanac: April 28, 2023


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Today is…

• National Arbor Day
• National Blueberry Pie Day
• National Superhero Day

What Happened On This Day:

2004 The first Abu Ghraib torture pictures are published. The images aired in a 60 Minutes II report showed gross human rights violations, including torture and murder, committed by U.S. soldiers and CIA personnel in the Baghdad prison.
2001 Dennis Tito becomes the first space tourist in history. A Russian rocket transported the Californian billionaire to the International Space Station (ISS).
• 1994 Former CIA officer Aldrich Ames admits he forwarded U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union. Ames was sentenced to life imprisonment for his activities which amounted to one of the most damaging spy cases in U.S. history.

Births On This Day:

• 1916 Ferruccio Lamborghini
Italian businessman, created Lamborghini
• 1908
Oskar Schindler

Czech/German businessman

Deaths On This Day:

• 1992 Francis Bacon
Irish painter
• 1945
Benito Mussolini
Italian politician, Dictator of Italy