Apr 28, Kazue Katz became the 1st Japanese woman to marry an American following WW II. Her marriage to Sgt. Frederick Katz in Tokyo required 29 endorsements.
Apr 28, Barbra Streisand starred on “My Name is Barbra” special on CBS.
Apr 28, The first “Take Our Daughters to Work Day,” promoted by the New York City-based Ms. Foundation, was held to boost self-esteem of girls with invitations to a parent’s workplace.
Apr 28, In SF Supervisor Mabel Tang announced that the Boy Scouts of America will be barred from taking part in a city charity drive due to the group’s stance against admitting gays.
Apr 28, English writer Penelope Fitzgerald (b.1916) died. In 2012, The Observer named her final novel, The Blue Flower (1995), as one of “the ten best historical novels.” In 2013 Hermione Lee authored “Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life.”
Apr 28, Ellen DeGeneres swept the Daytime Emmy awards, winning best talk show host for the second time and earning talk show honors for the third consecutive year.
Apr 28, It was reported that Morocco has just graduated its first team of women preachers to be deployed as a vanguard in the kingdom’s fight against any slide towards Islamic extremism. A pioneer group of 50 Morchidat, or guides, finished a 12-month course in early April. They were trained to “accompany and orient” Muslim faithful, notably in prisons, hospitals and schools.
Apr 28, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Landry was emphatic at a hastily called news conference that a new leak was discharging 5,000 barrels a day of sweet crude, not the 1,000 barrels officials had estimated for days since the Deepwater Horizons drilling rig exploded and sank 50 miles off the Louisiana Coast. Shrimpers in Louisiana filed a class-action lawsuit against oil giant BP Plc and owners of the drilling platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, as claims for economic losses anticipated from the disaster began to mount.
Apr 28, In Britain Anne Maguire (61), a popular Spanish teacher, was stabbed multiple times in front of pupils at Corpus Christi Catholic College, Leeds, in what is thought to be the first time a teacher has been fatally stabbed in a British classroom. A male pupil (15) was arrested. On Nov 3 Will Cornick (16) was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years.