28 March: What happened on this day in history? From new beginnings to interesting discoveries are events you shouldn’t miss reading about.
In case you are celebrating your birthday today, you will be surprised to know with whom you are sharing your birthday. So, let’s unwrap to see what special day is today.
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 28 March
People & Politics
- 1556 – Origin of Fasli Era (India).
- 1799 – New York State abolished slavery.
- 1854 – France and England declared war on Russia, joining forces with the Ottoman Turks in the Crimean War.
- 1930 – Turkish cities Constantinople and Angora changed their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
- 1935 – The Nazi documentary Triumph des Willens (Triumph of the Will) was released in Germany.
- 1939 – Spanish Civil War ended, Madrid falls to the Nationalists headed by Francisco Franco.
- 1891 – The first world weightlifting championship was won by Edward Lawrence in London, England.
Discoveries & Debuts
- 1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine.
- 1881 – “Greatest Show On Earth” formed by P. T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey.
- 2017 – World’s largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 metres found in Kimberley, Western Australia.
Birth Anniversaries (28 March)
- 1468 – Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1482-90), born in Carignano, Piedmont (d. 1490).
- 1515 – Teresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint, born in Gotarrendura, Ávila (d. 1582).
- 1806 – Thomas Hare, English barrister and political reformer, born in England (d. 1891).
- 1862 – Aristide Briand, 11 times Prime Minister of France (1909-22) and 1926 Nobel Peace Prize winner, born in Nantes, France (d. 1932).
Death Anniversaries (28 March)
- 1828 – William Thornton, British-American architect (Capitol Building in Washington, D.C), died at 68.
- 1941 – Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], British writer (To Lighthouse), died from suicide at 59.
- 1958 – W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the “Father of the Blues” (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), died of bronchial pneumonia at 84.
- 1969 – Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States.
What Special Day is Today: 28 March
- National Black Forest Cake Day – USA
We hope you have found out what special day is today. Wishing you all a special day ahead too.
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