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

  • 364
    Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
  • 1794
    Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
  • 1802
    Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass – in New Mexico, Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began on March 26.
  • 1959
    The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan’s government, precipitating a general election.

Who were born on March 28?

  • 1862
    Aristide Briand, French politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)
  • 1895
    Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1985)
  • 1921
    Herschel Grynszpan, German assassin of Ernst vom Rath (year of death unknown)
  • 1922
    Neville Bonner, Australian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1933
    Frank Murkowski, American politician
  • 1946
    Alejandro Toledo, President of Peru
  • 1957
    Paul Eiding, American voice actor
  • 1960
    Chris Barrie, British actor
  • 1960
    José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician
  • 1992
    Sergi Gómez, Spanish footballer

Who died on March 28?

  • 1870
    George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)
  • 1953
    Jim Thorpe, American athlete (b. 1887)
  • 1974
    Dorothy Fields, American librettist and lyricist (b. 1905)
  • 1977
    Eric Shipton, British explorer and mountaineer (b. 1907)
  • 1978
    Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (b. 1941)
  • 1986
    Virginia Gilmore. American actress (b. 1919)
  • 1987
    Patrick Troughton, British actor (b. 1920)
  • 1994
    Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born French playwright (b. 1909)
  • 2003
    Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)

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