A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on March 28th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On March 28, 845 A.D., a Viking raiding party led by Ragnar Lodbrok (a.k.a. Lothbrok) sacked Paris, the future capital of France, proving that it was not just coastal towns that were susceptible to such raids.
On March 28, 1920, Palm Sunday for Christians that are keeping track, a flurry of tornadoes swept across the Midwest and Southern United States, 37 of the terrible storms that left 380 Americans dead in their paths!
On March 28, 1930, the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora changed their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
On March 28, 1933, the first known incident of an airliner airplane being taken down by the actions of a passenger occurred when the City of Liverpool (airplanes, trains and the like used to have names like ships are named), a biplane operated by Imperial Airways was taken down because of a fire set by a passenger.
On March 28, 1978, the US Supreme Court rendered a decision that many would think defied reason, that judges are immune from lawsuits about their decisions, even if those decisions are absolutely wrong, full of procedural errors, and even done maliciously!
On March 28, 2017, we celebrated the New Moon by bringing you 10 of our favorite funny, wacky, and/or wonderful country songs.
On March 28, 2018, we merrily celebrated National Something on a Stick Day, yet another “National Day” with murky origins, but a day we embrace whole heartedly (as with most food related things!).
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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