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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, 1,490,659,200 seconds 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

  • 1920
    Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
  • 1939
    Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.
  • 1942
    World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
  • 1959
    The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
  • 2005
    The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.

Who were born on March 28?

  • 1927
    Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
  • 1945
    Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician
  • 1952
    Tony Brise, British racing driver (d. 1975)
  • 1958
    Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1960
    Chris Barrie, British actor

Who died on March 28?

  • 1563
    Heinrich Glarean, Swiss music theorist (b. 1488)
  • 1942
    Miguel Hernández, Spanish poet, death in prison (b. 1910)
  • 1984
    Carmen Dragon, American conductor, composer and arranger (b. 1914)
  • 1989
    Robert J. Wilke, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1992
    Nikolaos Platon, Greek archaeologist (b. 1909)

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