On This Day

On This Day in History for March 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 2013 15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • 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
  • 2017 US confirms likely it is behind the air strike in Mosul, Iraq, that led to collapse of a building that killed more than 100 civilians
  • 2017 Britain introduces 1st new pound coin in 30 years with secret security feature inside to stop counterfeiting
  • 2017 World's largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres found in Kimberley, Western Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 US President Donald Trump signs Energy Independence executive order undoing Obama climate-control measures

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2017 Cyclone Debbie strikes north east Queensland coast as a category 4 storm

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

2018 North Korea's Kim Jong-un meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, his first trip outside of North Korea since coming to power in 2011

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2018 At least 68 people die and scores are injured in a fire caused by a prison riot in the cells at the Carabobo state police headquarters in Valencia, Venezuela
  • 2019 European parliament bans single-use plastics, including cutlery and straws by 2021
  • 2019 Study of a 71 year-old British woman who has never felt pain, for the first time understood as due to a gene mutation, published in British Journal of Anaesthesia
  • 2020 US President Donald Trump makes grim projection that 240,000 American could die from COVID-19, even with restrictions in place
  • 2021 Mexico revises its COVID-19 death toll up by 60% to more than 321,000 giving it the second highest COVID death toll in the world [1]

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