About March 28

March 28, 2021 is the 87th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 278 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Aries is the sun 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 310 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On March 28

  • 37
    Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
  • 193
    Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1913
    Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1920
    Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
  • 2003
    In a friendly fire incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull.
  • 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.

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