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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, 24,844,320 minutes 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.
  • 1930
    Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
  • 1939
    Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.
  • 1959
    The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
  • 1990
    President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

Who were born on March 28?

  • 1599
    Witte Corneliszoon de With, Dutch naval officer (d. 1658)
  • 1793
    Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist (d. 1864)
  • 1948
    Jayne Ann Krentz, American novelist
  • 1968
    Iris Chang, American author (d. 2004)
  • 1977
    Lauren Weisberger, American novelist

Who died on March 28?

  • 1928
    Nathan Stubblefield, American inventor (b. 1860)
  • 1946
    Chick Fullis, baseball player (b. 1904)
  • 1974
    Dorothy Fields, American librettist and lyricist (b. 1905)
  • 1976
    Richard Arlen, American actor (b. 1898)
  • 1978
    Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (b. 1941)

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