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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.

March 28 Historical Event(s)

  • 364
    Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
  • 1776
    Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 1794
    Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
  • 1860
    First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
  • 1920
    Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
  • 1939
    Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.
  • 1942
    World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
  • 1959
    The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
  • 1990
    President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 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?

  • 1725
    Andrew Kippis, English clergyman and biographer (d. 1795)
  • 1773
    Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (d. 1844)
  • 1818
    Wade Hampton III, American soldier and politician (d. 1902)
  • 1819
    Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (d. 1891)
  • 1897
    Tillie Voss, American football player (d. 1975)
  • 1951
    Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
  • 1971
    Wesley Person, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Eby J. Jose, Indian journalist
  • 1977
    Annie Wersching, American actress
  • 1989
    David Goodwillie, Scottish footballer

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