On This Day

What Happened on March 28

Important 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 and France declare war on Russia during the 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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Mar 28 in Film & TV

  • 1969 Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece

Mar 28 in Music

  • 1896 Umberto Giordano's opera "Andrea Chenier" premieres at La Scala, Milan with Giuseppe Borgatti singing the title role

Mar 28 in Sport

  • 1891 1st world weightlifting championship won by Edward Lawrence in London, England

Did You Know?

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

On March 28, 1930

Would You Believe?

World's largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres found in Kimberley, Western Australia

On March 28, 2017

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

  • 1849 Dutch princess Marianne & Prince Albert of Prussia separate
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