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 88th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 278 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 15, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 440,376 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 ‘octacontaoctagon’ 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 321 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 2,654 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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March 28 Historical Events
Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
The Yngsjö murder occurs in Yngsjö, Sweden and Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
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.
In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.
The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.
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?
Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (d. 1557)
William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officer (d. 1908)
Terence MacSwiney, Irish nationalist (d. 1920)
Paul Whiteman, American bandleader (d. 1967)
Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist (d. 1997)
Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician
John Evan, British musician (Jethro Tull)
Edesio Alejandro, Cuban music composer
Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
Julia Stiles, American actress
Who died on March 28?
Pertinax, Roman Emperor (b. 126)
Ordulf, Duke of Saxony
Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (b. 1180)
Pope Martin IV
Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria (b. 1853)
Francis Matthew John Baker, Australian politician (b. 1903)
Eric Shipton, British explorer and mountaineer (b. 1907)
Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born French playwright (b. 1909)
Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (b. 1928)
Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian philosopher (b. 1911)
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