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.
  • 1854
    Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1913
    Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1930
    Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
  • 2000
    Three children are killed when a Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train.
  • 2005
    The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.

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