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
Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
The Yngsjö murder occurs in Yngsjö, Sweden and Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
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.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
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.
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.
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.
President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.
Who were born on March 28?
Thomas Hare, English political scientist (d. 1891)
Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1985)
Sepp Herberger, German football coach (d. 1977)
Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
Conchata Ferrell, American actress
Claudio Lolli, Italian singer-songwriter
Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
Paul Eiding, American voice actor
Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter
Who died on March 28?
Pertinax, Roman Emperor (b. 126)
Pope Martin IV
Antonio Capuzzi, Italian composer (b. 1755)
Gerard C. Brandon, American politician (b. 1788)
Miguel Hernández, Spanish poet, death in prison (b. 1910)
Grigoraş Dinicu, Romanian composer and violinist (b. 1889)
Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
Richard Arlen, American actor (b. 1898)
Eric Shipton, British explorer and mountaineer (b. 1907)
Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born French playwright (b. 1909)
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