March 28: Day of the Week
March 28, 2019 was the 87th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 278 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 193Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
- 1795Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
- 1854Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
- 1871The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
- 1959The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
- 1968Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death is one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.
- 1994BBC Radio 5 is closed and replaced with a new news and sport station BBC Radio 5 Live.
- 1999Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
- 2003In a friendly fire incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull.
- 2005The 2005 Sumatra earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the fourth strongest earthquake since 1965.
Who were born on March 28?
- 1849James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (d. 1894)
- 1897Tillie Voss, American football player (d. 1975)
- 1946Alejandro Toledo, President of Peru
- 1946Wubbo Ockels, Dutch physicist and astronaut
- 1967John Ziegler, American talk-show host
- 1969Rodney Atkins, American country music singer-songwriter
- 1970Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
- 1973Eddie Fatu, Samoan professional wrestler (d. 2009)
- 1975Richard Kelly, American film director
- 1992Liam Hess, British actor
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