Historical Events on 28th March

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37 Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.

3rd Roman Emperor Caligula
3rd Roman Emperor
Caligula
  • 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.
  • 845 Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 1535 Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed

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1556 Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1556 Origin of Fasli Era (India)
  • 1738 Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
  • 1774 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
  • 1776 Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 1794 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
  • 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.
  • 1796 Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church
  • 1797 Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
  • 1799 NY State abolished slavery
  • 1802 Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  • 1804 Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804
  • 1809 Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
  • 1834 Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US
  • 1844 Jose Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio" premieres in Madrid
  • 1845 Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US
  • 1854 Britain & France declare war on Russia (Crimean War)
  • 1859 1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
  • 1860 First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins (New Zealand).
  • 1862 Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
  • 1866 1st ambulance goes into service
  • 1871 SF Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine
  • 1879 40th Grand National: J. Moore aboard The Liberator IRE wins
  • 1881 "Greatest Show On Earth" was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
  • 1884 46th Grand National: Mr Ted Wilson aboard Voluptuary wins
  • 1885 US Salvation Army officially organized
  • 1890 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Ilex wins
  • 1891 1st world weightlifting championship held
  • 1896 The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan)
  • 1902 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
  • 1904 Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town
  • 1905 Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used
  • 1910 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • 1913 Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1917 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
  • 1917 Puccini's "La Rondine" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1919 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott aboard Poethlyn wins
  • 1920 Anton Denkin's White Russian troops defeated by Bolsheviks/Soviets at Novorossijsk on the Black Sea (The British aid Denkin in his escape)
  • 1920 Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
  • 1920 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
  • 1922 1st microfilm device introduced
  • 1922 Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
  • 1924 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • 1924 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill aboard Master Robert wins
  • 1927 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
  • 1929 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
  • 1930 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
  • 1930 Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara

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1933 German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1933 1st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 46-27

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1935 Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • 1939 Dutch hunter shoots down British bombers
  • 1939 Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story" premieres in NYC
  • 1939 Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship

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1939 Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1940 Construction begins of the exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.
  • 1941 Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
  • 1942 -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck
  • 1942 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38
  • 1942 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire
  • 1944 6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40
  • 1944 Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi Longstocking
  • 1945 Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London
  • 1946 Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 1948 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
  • 1950 12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 NYC college becomes 1st to win NCAA & Natl Inv Basketball in same year
  • 1952 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 1952 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • 1953 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances
  • 1953 "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises 5,200,000 guilders
  • 1953 7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win
  • 1953 KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 1953 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • 1953 107th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Early Mist wins
  • 1954 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win

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1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1954 WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 NZ cricket all out for 26 v England at Eden Park
  • 1957 1st National Curling Championship held
  • 1959 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen Lama
  • 1960 Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals
  • 1960 Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • 1962 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
  • 1962 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
  • 1963 AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
  • 1964 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
  • 1964 9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska
  • 1965 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational
  • 1967 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1967 UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam
  • 1969 Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal
  • 1969 Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
  • 1970 1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey)
  • 1971 25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company win
  • 1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1972 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1974 Rock group Raspberries breakup
  • 1975 Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
  • 1977 39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC 67-59

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1977 49th Academy Awards - "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
  • 1977 Morarji Desai forms government in India
  • 1978 Daryl Gates becomes the 49th Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department
  • 1979 British government of Callaghan falls
  • 1979 Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine" premieres
  • 1979 Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
  • 1981 Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec)
  • 1981 France performs nuclear test
  • 1981 Gabi Schonbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70)
  • 1981 Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
  • 1981 Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 secs)
  • 1982 12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000
  • 1982 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
  • 1982 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • 1982 JN Duartes' Christian Democrats win elections in El Salvador
  • 1985 International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley

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1985 Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 1985 STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1986 Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India
  • 1986 John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • 1987 Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway
  • 1989 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
  • 1990 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient

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1990 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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1990 President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush

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1991 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1992 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • 1992 Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31)
  • 1992 PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel
  • 1993 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins
  • 1993 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
  • 1993 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
  • 1993 Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031)
  • 1994 Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed
  • 1994 Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election
  • 1994 BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom

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1995 Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • 1995 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
  • 1995 World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge
  • 1996 "Seven Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1997 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
  • 1999 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke 62-45
  • 2000 A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).
  • 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.
  • 2005 The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1960.
  • 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.
  • 2013 143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan
  • 2013 15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University

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2013 Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
  • 2013 Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF
  • 2014 Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%
  • 2014 2 cases of Ebola are reported in Liberia among people who have travelled to Guinea