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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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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.

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March 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 1794
    Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
  • 1802
    Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  • 1860
    First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass – in New Mexico, Union forces stop the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began on March 26.
  • 1889
    The Yngsjö murder occurs in Yngsjö, Sweden and Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
  • 1978
    The US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
  • 1990
    President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 1994
    BBC Radio 5 is closed and replaced with a new news and sport station BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • 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?

  • 1871
    Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (d. 1951)
  • 1893
    Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)
  • 1895
    Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1985)
  • 1907
    Norrey Ford (aka Jill Christian and Christian Walford), British writer (d. 1985)
  • 1910
    Jimmie Dodd, American actor (d. 1964)
  • 1930
    Jerome Isaac Friedman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1956
    Susan Ershler, American mountaineer
  • 1975
    Matt Reis, American soccer goalkeeper
  • 1980
    Luke Walton, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Julia Stiles, American actress

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