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Saturday March 28, 2020

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

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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)

  • 1794
    Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
  • 1795
    Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    Operators of Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open following an unexpected shutdown. As a result, enough coolant drains out of the system to allow the core to overheat and partially melt down.
  • 1979
    The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan’s government, precipitating a general election.
  • 1994
    In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.
  • 1999
    Kosovo War: Serb paramilitary and military forces kill 146 Kosovo Albanians in the Izbica massacre.
  • 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?

  • 1900
    Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (d. 2004)
  • 1912
    A. Bertram Chandler Australian author (d. 1984)
  • 1914
    Kenneth Richard Norris, Australian entomologist (d. 2003)
  • 1935
    Michael Parkinson, English broadcaster
  • 1946
    Henry Paulson Jr., American economist
  • 1953
    Melchior Ndadaye, Burundian politician (d. 1993)
  • 1961
    Byron Scott, American basketball player and coach
  • 1969
    Brett Ratner, American film director
  • 1981
    Lindsay Frimodt, American model
  • 1983
    Ryan Ashington, English footballer

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