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, 26,422,560 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 ‘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

  • 1795
    Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
  • 1802
    Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  • 1889
    The Yngsjö murder occurs in Yngsjö, Sweden and Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – in the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.
  • 1959
    The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
  • 1969
    The McGill français movement protest occurs, the second largest protest in Montreal’s history with 10,000 trade unionists, leftist activists, CEGEP students, and even some McGill students at McGill’s Roddick Gates. This led to the majority of the protesters getting arrested.
  • 1978
    The US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
  • 1979
    Operators of Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down.
  • 1990
    President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 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?

  • 1806
    Thomas Hare, English political scientist (d. 1891)
  • 1895
    Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1985)
  • 1897
    Sepp Herberger, German football coach (d. 1977)
  • 1922
    Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1930
    Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1943
    Conchata Ferrell, American actress
  • 1950
    Claudio Lolli, Italian singer-songwriter
  • 1951
    Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
  • 1957
    Paul Eiding, American voice actor
  • 1968
    Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter

Who died on March 28?

  • 193
    Pertinax, Roman Emperor (b. 126)
  • 1285
    Pope Martin IV
  • 1818
    Antonio Capuzzi, Italian composer (b. 1755)
  • 1850
    Gerard C. Brandon, American politician (b. 1788)
  • 1942
    Miguel Hernández, Spanish poet, death in prison (b. 1910)
  • 1949
    Grigoraş Dinicu, Romanian composer and violinist (b. 1889)
  • 1962
    Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
  • 1976
    Richard Arlen, American actor (b. 1898)
  • 1977
    Eric Shipton, British explorer and mountaineer (b. 1907)
  • 1994
    Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born French playwright (b. 1909)

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