Monday, March 27, 2017

March 28

  • March 28, 193
    Pertinax, Roman Emperor, is assassinated, so rule of Emperor Didius Julianus of Rome begins
  • March 28, 593
    Guntram, French king in Burgundy, dies at about age 67
  • March 28, 1503
    The Second Lithuanian war with Russia ends with a treaty by which Lithuania lost a fourth of its territory
  • March 28, 1776
    Mexican Captain Juan Bautista and Franciscan priest Pedro Font arrive at the tip of San Francisco
  • March 28, 1797
    The scrub board, the earliest special-purpose washing device, is patented by Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire
  • March 28, 1802
    Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man after Ceres
  • March 28, 1812
    By treaty of Bucharest, Russia acquires Bessarabia, the north eastern part of the original principality of Moldavia, in the aftermath of the Russo-Turkish War
  • March 28, 1917
    Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv and Jaffa by the Ottoman authorities in Palestine
  • March 28, 1935
    Triumph of the Will, a propaganda film directed by German screenwriter and director Leni Riefenstahl, which chronicles Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg, is premiered at the Berlin Ufa Palace Theate
  • March 28, 1949
    Fred Hoyle, an English astronomer, coins the term the "Big Bang", arguing with the Big Bang theory on BBC radio
  • March 28, 1959
    Eleven days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government and installs Panchen Lama while Dalai Lama is exiled from Tibet
  • March 28, 1994
    Italy's right-wing alliance under Italian media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi wins election

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