About March 28

March 28, 2020 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.

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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 321 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.
  • 1776
    Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 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.
  • 1802
    Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  • 1860
    First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
  • 1910
    Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
  • 1920
    Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
  • 1939
    Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.
  • 1946
    Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 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
    Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
  • 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
    The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan’s government, precipitating a general election.
  • 1990
    President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 1994
    BBC Radio 5 is closed and replaced with a new news and sport station BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • 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.

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