March 28: Day of the Week
March 28, 2020 was the 88th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 278 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1776Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
- 1862American 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.
- 1871The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
- 1889The Yngsjö murder occurs in Yngsjö, Sweden and Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
- 1913Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 1942World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
- 1959The State Council of the People’s Republic of China dissolves the Government of Tibet.
- 1969The McGill français movement protest occurs, the second largest protest in Montreal’s history with 10,000 trade unionists, leftist activists, CEGEP students, and even some McGill students at McGill’s Roddick Gates. This led to the majority of the protesters getting arrested.
- 2000Three children are killed when a Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train.
Who were born on March 28?
- 1725Andrew Kippis, English clergyman and biographer (d. 1795)
- 1866Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer (d. 1902)
- 1902Dame Flora Robson, English actress (d. 1984)
- 1905Pandro S. Berman, American film producer (d. 1996)
- 1911John Langshaw Austin, British language philosopher (d. 1960)
- 1921Sir Dirk Bogarde, English actor (d. 1999)
- 1924Freddie Bartholomew, Irish actor (d. 1992)
- 1942Mike Newell, English film director
- 1942Samuel Ramey, American opera singer
- 1950Claudio Lolli, Italian singer-songwriter
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