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    What happened on March 28

    • March 28, 0037 "Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate."

    • March 28, 0193 "Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus."

    • March 28, 0364 Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.

    • March 28, 0845 "Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving."

    • March 28, 1738 English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)

    • March 28, 1774 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts

    • March 28, 1776 Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.

    • March 28, 1791 "Convicts Mary and William Bryant, their two children and seven other convicts escape from Port Jackson Australia in open boat to Timor but are recaptured there."

    • March 28, 1794 Allies under the prince of Coburg defeated French forces at Le Cateau.

    • March 28, 1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)

    • March 28, 1795 "Nootka Sound BC, the Spanish evacuate trading post at Friendly Cove to British."

    • March 28, 1795 "Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia."

    • March 28, 1796 Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is first US-African church

    • March 28, 1797 Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patents a washing machine

    • March 28, 1799 New York State abolished slavery

    • March 28, 1802 "Heinrich Wilhelm Matthus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man."

    • March 28, 1804 "Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804"

    • March 28, 1809 Peninsular War: In the Battle of Medelin France defeats Spain.

    • March 28, 1834 Senate censure President Jackson for taking federal deposits from Bank of US

    • March 28, 1845 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US

    • March 28, 1849 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate

    • March 28, 1854 Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.

    • March 28, 1854 "During the Crimean War, Britain & France declare war on Russia"

    • March 28, 1860 First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.

    • March 28, 1862 "Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia"

    • March 28, 1866 The first ambulance goes into service

    • March 28, 1868 "Death of the Earl of Cardigan, British general who led the ill-conceived Charge of the Light Brigade against the Russians during the Crimean War."

    • March 28, 1871 The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.

    • March 28, 1885 US Salvation Army officially organized

    • March 28, 1902 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville TN (state record)

    • March 28, 1905 "Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used"

    • March 28, 1910 "Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France."

    • March 28, 1910 "The first seaplane, takes off from water at Martigues France (Henri Fabre)"

    • March 28, 1913 Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.

    • March 28, 1918 Anti-conscription riots break out in Quebec City; four civilians killed in shooting match with soldiers over Easter weekend.

    • March 28, 1920 Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford

    • March 28, 1920 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.

    • March 28, 1920 Thomas Masaryk elected President of Czechoslovakia

    • March 28, 1922 The first microfilm device introduced - where is the CIA?

    • March 28, 1929 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador

    • March 28, 1930 Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara

    • March 28, 1930 Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.

    • March 28, 1935 Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

    • March 28, 1939 Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.

    • March 28, 1940 The exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair starts being built.

    • March 28, 1941 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy

    • March 28, 1942 234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck

    • March 28, 1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire

    • March 28, 1942 "World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire."

    • March 28, 1945 Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London

    • March 28, 1946 "Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power."

    • March 28, 1948 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win

    • March 28, 1955 Country singer Reba McEntire born this day.

    • March 28, 1955 New Zealand cricket all out for 26 vs England at Eden Park

    • March 28, 1959 "11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen Lama"

    • March 28, 1960 "Pope John raises the first Japanese, first African & first Filipino cardinal"

    • March 28, 1960 Scotch factory explodes burying 20 firefighters (Glasgow Scotland)

    • March 28, 1962 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives West Indies cricket victory over India

    • March 28, 1964 "In the Prince William Sound, Alaska a quake measuring 9.2 occurs one of the 10 Largest Earthquakes in the World,"

    • March 28, 1964 "Near Merriman, Nebraska a 5.1 quake is one of the largest historical earthquakes in Nebraska ."

    • March 28, 1965 "Near the West Coast of Central Chile a 7.3 quake occurs about 400 persons were killed or missing, 350 were injured, and extensive property damage was reported"

    • March 28, 1967 UN Secretary General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam

    • March 28, 1968 Actress Lucy Lawless was born this day.

    • March 28, 1969 Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.

    • March 28, 1969 In Turkey a 6.4 earthquake occurred in the Alasehir region of western Turkey.

    • March 28, 1970 "1,086 die when 7.3 earthquake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)"

    • March 28, 1970 "In Gediz, Turkey a 7.3 earthquake resulted in over 1,000 killed, over 1,000 injured, more than 8,000 buildings destroyed and over 5,500 buildings damaged"

    • March 28, 1970 Number one hit on UK music charts - Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

    • March 28, 1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game

    • March 28, 1977 "49th Academy Awards: ""Rocky"", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win"

    • March 28, 1977 Morarji Desai forms government in India

    • March 28, 1978 "US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity."

    • March 28, 1979 "In Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails in the Three Mile Island accident, resulting in the evaporation of some contaminated water causing a nuclear meltdown."

    • March 28, 1979 "Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown PA (no deaths but lots of stress)"

    • March 28, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Shakin' Stevens - This Ole House

    • March 28, 1981 Viv Richards scores century in the first Test at his home Antigua

    • March 28, 1982 JN Duartes christian-democrats win elections in El Salvador

    • March 28, 1982 Near Coast of Peru a 6.1 earthquake killed 3 people and extensive damage (VI) at Lunahuana.

    • March 28, 1985 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley's Comet

    • March 28, 1985 "Neil Simon's ""Biloxi Blues"", premieres in New York NY"

    • March 28, 1985 STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad

    • March 28, 1986 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India

    • March 28, 1986 "John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA"

    • March 28, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Mel & Kim - Respectable

    • March 28, 1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway

    • March 28, 1989 "New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a New York court"

    • March 28, 1990 President Bush awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal

    • March 28, 1990 President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

    • March 28, 1990 Three arrested in London in plot to smuggle US-made nuclear triggering devices to Iraq.

    • March 28, 1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son

    • March 28, 1993 Conservatives win French parliamentary election

    • March 28, 1993 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)

    • March 28, 1994 "Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed"

    • March 28, 1994 "In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths."

    • March 28, 1994 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election

    • March 28, 1995 Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovett split-up

    • March 28, 1995 Queensland beat South Australia to win first ever cricket Sheffield Shield

    • March 28, 1995 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge

    • March 28, 1996 "In Ecuador a 6.0 earthquake occurred at least 27 people killed, 100 injured, several thousand homeless"

    • March 28, 1996 "Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America"

    • March 28, 1999 "In the Xizang-India Border Region a 5.5 earthquake occurred At least 61 people killed and 125 injured in the Chamoli district; 34 killed and 177 injured in the Rudraprayag district; 5 killed and 60 injured in the Tehri Garhwal district; 19 injured in the Bageshwar district; 13 injured in the Pauri Garhwal district, India"

    • March 28, 2000 "A Murray County, Georgia, school bus gets hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die from this accident)."

    • March 28, 2003 "In a ""friendly fire"" incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron attacked British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull."

    • March 28, 2005 "The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1960."

    • March 28, 2006 "At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law."







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