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Tuesday March 28, 2017

March 28: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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)

  • 1794
    Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
  • 1860
    First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
  • 1871
    The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
  • 1920
    Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
  • 1930
    Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
  • 1939
    Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.
  • 1946
    Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 1969
    Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
  • 2005
    The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.
  • 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.

Who were born on March 28?

  • 1652
    Samuel Sewall, American magistrate (d. 1730)
  • 1795
    Georg Heinrich Pertz, German historian (d. 1876)
  • 1842
    William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officer (d. 1908)
  • 1849
    James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (d. 1894)
  • 1899
    August “Gussie” Anheuser Busch, Jr., American brewer and baseball executive (d. 1989)
  • 1915
    Jay Livingston, American composer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1942
    Samuel Ramey, American opera singer
  • 1961
    Byron Scott, American basketball player and coach
  • 1975
    Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • 1990
    Zac Clarke, Australian rules footballer

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