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Tuesday March 28, 2017

March 28: Day of the Week

March 28, 2017 was the 87th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 278 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

March 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 845
    Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 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.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
  • 1910
    Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
  • 1930
    Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – in the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.
  • 1942
    World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
  • 1979
    Operators of Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down.
  • 1990
    President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 1994
    In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.

Who were born on March 28?

  • 1815
    Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)
  • 1894
    Ernst Lindemann, German naval officer (d. 1941)
  • 1946
    Henry Paulson Jr., American economist
  • 1960
    José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician
  • 1965
    Steve Bull, English footballer
  • 1970
    Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
  • 1972
    Nick Frost, English comedian and actor
  • 1977
    Erik Rasmussen, American ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Chitrangada Singh, Indian actress
  • 1988
    Patrick Mayer, German footballer

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