What happened this day in history March 28

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

  • 37
    Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
  • 845
    Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 1776
    Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 1871
    The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
  • 1889
    The Yngsjö murder occurs in Yngsjö, Sweden and Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
  • 1942
    World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.
  • 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?

  • 1522
    Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (d. 1557)
  • 1842
    William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officer (d. 1908)
  • 1879
    Terence MacSwiney, Irish nationalist (d. 1920)
  • 1890
    Paul Whiteman, American bandleader (d. 1967)
  • 1933
    Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist (d. 1997)
  • 1945
    Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician
  • 1948
    John Evan, British musician (Jethro Tull)
  • 1958
    Edesio Alejandro, Cuban music composer
  • 1970
    Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
  • 1981
    Julia Stiles, American actress

Who died on March 28?

  • 193
    Pertinax, Roman Emperor (b. 126)
  • 1072
    Ordulf, Duke of Saxony
  • 1239
    Emperor Go-Toba of Japan (b. 1180)
  • 1285
    Pope Martin IV
  • 1884
    Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria (b. 1853)
  • 1939
    Francis Matthew John Baker, Australian politician (b. 1903)
  • 1977
    Eric Shipton, British explorer and mountaineer (b. 1907)
  • 1994
    Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born French playwright (b. 1909)
  • 2001
    Moe Koffman, Canadian musician (b. 1928)
  • 2006
    Vethathiri Maharishi, Indian philosopher (b. 1911)

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