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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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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.

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March 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 37
    Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.
  • 193
    Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
  • 1871
    The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
  • 1910
    Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
  • 1920
    Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
  • 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.
  • 1946
    Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • 1959
    The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
  • 1979
    The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan’s government, precipitating a general election.
  • 2005
    The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.

Who were born on March 28?

  • 1569
    Ranuccio I Farnese, Duke of Parma (d. 1622)
  • 1899
    August “Gussie” Anheuser Busch, Jr., American brewer and baseball executive (d. 1989)
  • 1927
    Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)
  • 1943
    Conchata Ferrell, American actress
  • 1948
    Dianne Wiest, American actress
  • 1972
    Keith Tkachuk, American ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Erik Rasmussen, American ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Lacey Turner, British actress
  • 1989
    Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer
  • 1989
    Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater

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