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What are the important events that happened on March 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 28 is the 87th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 278 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 15, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 414,072 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontaheptagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 328 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,558 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 28 Historical Events

  • 1802
    Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  • 1946
    Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 1968
    Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death is one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.
  • 1994
    In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 28?

  • 1919
    Vic Raschi, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1922
    Joey Maxim, American boxer (d. 2001)
  • 1944
    Ken Howard, American actor
  • 1965
    Steve Bull, English footballer
  • 1984
    Nikki Sanderson, British actress and model

Who died on March 28?

  • 1953
    Jim Thorpe, American athlete (b. 1887)
  • 1962
    Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
  • 1965
    Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • 1986
    Virginia Gilmore. American actress (b. 1919)
  • 1992
    Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (b. 1909)

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