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March 28th, 2037 (March 28 2037)EventRoman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
March 28th, 2006 (March 28 2006)EventAt 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.
March 28th, 2005 (March 28 2005)EventThe 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1960.
March 28th, 2003 (March 28 2003)EventIn 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.
March 28th, 2000 (March 28 2000)EventA Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).
March 28th, 1994 (March 28 1994)EventIn South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.
March 28th, 1994 (March 28 1994)EventBBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom
March 28th, 1990 (March 28 1990)EventPresident George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.Jesse Owens Quotes
March 28th, 1979 (March 28 1979)EventIn Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails in the Three Mile Island accident, resulting in the evaporation of some contaminated water causing a nuclear meltdown.
March 28th, 1979 (March 28 1979)EventBritish Prime Minister James Callaghan, is defeated by one vote in a Motion of No Confidence. This results in Parliament being dissolved to make way for a General Election.James Callaghan Quotes
March 28th, 1978 (March 28 1978)EventThe 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.
March 28th, 1969 (March 28 1969)EventGreek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
March 28th, 1969 (March 28 1969)EventThe McGill francais 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.
March 28th, 1946 (March 28 1946)EventCold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
March 28th, 1942 (March 28 1942)EventWorld War II: In occupied France, British naval forces raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
March 28th, 1941 (March 28 1941)EventWorld War II: Battle of Cape Matapanin the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.
March 28th, 1940 (March 28 1940)EventConstruction begins of the exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.
March 28th, 1939 (March 28 1939)EventSpanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.
March 28th, 1930 (March 28 1930)EventConstantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
March 28th, 1920 (March 28 1920)EventPalm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
March 28th, 1913 (March 28 1913)EventGuatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
March 28th, 1910 (March 28 1910)EventHenri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
March 28th, 1871 (March 28 1871)EventThe Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
March 28th, 1862 (March 28 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Passin New Mexico, Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began on March 26.
March 28th, 1860 (March 28 1860)EventFirst Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
March 28th, 1854 (March 28 1854)EventCrimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
March 28th, 1834 (March 28 1834)EventThe United States Senate censures President Andrew Jackson for his actions in de-funding the Second Bank of the United States.Andrew Jackson Quotes
March 28th, 1809 (March 28 1809)EventPeninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
March 28th, 1802 (March 28 1802)EventHeinrich Wilhelm Matthaus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
March 28th, 1795 (March 28 1795)EventPartitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
March 28th, 1794 (March 28 1794)EventAllies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
March 28th, 1776 (March 28 1776)EventJuan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
March 28th, 0845 (March 28 0845)EventParis is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
March 28th, 0364 (March 28 0364)EventRoman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
March 28th, 0193 (March 28 0193)EventRoman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus. Julian Quotes

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