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Notable Historical Events on March 28th

1935Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

197749th Academy Awards - "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

1933German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler

1972Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game

1995Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up

37Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate.

1954Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open

1990President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal

1991Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son

1939Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco

1990Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

1985Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC

March 28th Historical Events
Date Event
37
Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. 
193
Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus. 
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. 
1535
Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed 
1556
Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain 
1556
Origin of Fasli Era (India) 
1738
Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear) 
1774
Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts 
1776
Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco. 
1794
Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August) 
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. 
1796
Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church 
1797
Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine 
1799
NY State abolished slavery 
1802
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man. 
1804
Ohio passed law restricting movement of Blacks, 1804 
1809
Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medelin. 
1834
Senate censure President Jackson for taking fed deposits from Bank of US 
1844
Jose Zorilla's "Don Juan Tenorio" premieres in Madrid 
1845
Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US 
1854
Britain & France declare war on Russia (Crimean War) 
1859
1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra 
1860
First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins (New Zealand). 
1862
Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia 
1866
1st ambulance goes into service 
1871
SF Art Association holds open reception at 430 Pine 
1881
"Greatest Show On Earth" was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey 
1885
US Salvation Army officially organized 
1891
1st world weightlifting championship held 
1896
The opera "Andrea Chenier" is produced (Milan) 
1902
27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record) 
1904
Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town 
1905
Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used 
1910
1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre) 
1913
Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty. 
1917
Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities 
1917
Puccini's "La Rondine" premieres in Monte Carlo 
1920
Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia 
1920
Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states. 
1922
1st microfilm device introduced 
1922
Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2 
1924
WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions 
1927
Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC 
1929
Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador 
1930
1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston) 
1930
Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara 
1933
German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler 
1935
Robert Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket 
1939
Dutch hunter shoots down British bombers 
1939
Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story" premieres in NYC 
1939
Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship 
1939
Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco 
1940
Construction begins of the exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair. 
1941
Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy 
1942
-29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck 
1942
4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38 
1942
British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire 
1944
6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40 
1944
Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi Longstocking 
1945
Last German V-1 (buzz bomb) attack on London 
1946
Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power. 
1948
2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win 
1950
12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 NYC college becomes 1st to win NCAA & Natl Inv Basketball in same year 
1952
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright 
1952
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button 
1953
"New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 perfs 
1953
"Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises 5,200,000 guilders 
1953
7th Tony Awards: Crucible & Wonderful Town win 
1953
KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1953
US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright 
1953
US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins 
1954
8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win 
1954
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open 
1954
WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting 
1955
NZ cricket all out for 26 v England at Eden Park 
1957
1st National Curling Championship held 
1959
11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen Lama 
1960
Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals 
1960
Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow, Scotland) 
1962
Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India 
1962
Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees 
1963
AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets 
1964
1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline) 
1964
9.2 earthquake shakes Prince William Sound, Alaska 
1965
Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA All State Ladies' Golf Invitational 
1967
"Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances 
1967
UN Sect General U Thant makes public proposals for peace in Vietnam 
1969
Pope Paul VI names JGM Willebrands cardinal 
1969
Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece. 
1970
1,086 die when 7.4 quake destroys 254 villages (Gediz Turkey) 
1971
25th Tony Awards: Sleuth & Company win 
1972
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1972
Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game 
1974
Rock group Raspberries breakup 
1975
Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also 
1977
39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC 67-59 
1977
49th Academy Awards - "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win 
1977
Morarji Desai forms government in India 
1979
British government of Callaghan falls 
1979
Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine" premieres 
1979
Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths) 
1981
Christa Rothenburger skates ladies world record 500 m 40.18 sec) 
1981
France performs nuclear test 
1981
Gabi Schonbrunn skates ladies world record 3 km (4:21.70) 
1981
Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua 
1981
Yevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (36.91 secs) 
1982
12th Easter Seal Telethon raises $19,500,000 
1982
1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62 
1982
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open 
1982
JN Duartes' Christian Democrats win elections in El Salvador 
1985
International Cometary Explorer measures solar wind ahead of Halley 
1985
Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC 
1985
STS 51-D vehicle moves to launch pad 
1986
Extremist Sikhs kill 13 hindus in Ludhiana India 
1986
John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA 
1987
Stacking of Discovery's SRBs gets underway 
1989
New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court 
1990
Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient 
1990
Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game 
1990
President Bush awards Jesse Owen the Congressional Gold Medal 
1991
Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son 
1992
6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal 
1992
Ann Transon runs female world record 50k (3:35:31) 
1992
PBA National Championship Won by Eric Forkel 
1993
13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins 
1993
22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson 
1993
Conservatives win French parliamentary election 
1993
Type II supernova detected in M81 (NGC 3031) 
1994
Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed 
1994
Italy's right-wing alliance under Silvio Berlusconi wins election 
1994
BBC Radio Five Live broadcasts for first time in United Kingdom 
1995
Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up 
1995
Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield 
1995
World's largest bank-Japan's Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge 
1996
"Seven Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC 
1996
Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America 
1997
"City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV 
1999
18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose 
2000
A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident). 
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. 
2005
The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1960. 
2006
At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law. 
2013
143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan 
2013
15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University 
2013
Pope Francis becomes the first Pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service 
2013
Banks in Cyprus re-open after having been closed for two weeks; the government agrees a 10 billion euro bailout deal with the EU and IMF 
2014
Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80% 
2016
Iran congratulates Syria's Assad on regaining Palmyra 
2016
Taliban faction says carried out suicide bomb attack on Pakistan park, says Christians were target 
2016
Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park 
2017
NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas from Oakland 
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