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Wednesday March 28, 2018

March 28: Day of the Week

March 28, 2018 was the 87th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 278 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 364
    Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
  • 845
    Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
  • 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.
  • 1913
    Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1939
    Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
  • 1969
    Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
  • 2003
    In 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.

Who were born on March 28?

  • 1842
    William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officer (d. 1908)
  • 1914
    Edmund Muskie, American politician (d. 1996)
  • 1922
    Joey Maxim, American boxer (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer
  • 1942
    Jerry Sloan, American basketball player and head coach
  • 1944
    Ken Howard, American actor
  • 1962
    Jure Franko, Slovenian skier
  • 1965
    Steve Bull, English footballer
  • 1968
    Jon Lee, British drummer (d. 2002)
  • 1973
    Eddie Fatu, Samoan professional wrestler (d. 2009)

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