What Happened on March 28

Historical Events

  • 364 Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
  • 845 Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 1854 Britain & France declare war on Russia (Crimean War)
  • 1939 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
  • 1946 Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
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Did You Know?

Turkish cities Constantinople & Angora change their names to Istanbul & Ankara

On March 28, 1930

Famous Weddings

  • 1837 German composer Felix Mendelssohn (27) marries C├ęcile Jeanrenaud (20)
  • 1870 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (29) weds model Camille Doncieux in Paris
  • 1920 Actor Douglas Fairbanks marries actress Mary Pickford
  • 1948 Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York
  • 1957 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (41) weds mafia enforcer Louis McKay

Famous Divorces

  • 1849 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate
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