Today in History, English
Today in History, English

35281March 28Event1794 – Allies under Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
35282March 28Event1795 – Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, a northern fief of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
35283March 28Event1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
35284March 28Event1809 – Peninsular War: France defeats Spain in the Battle of Medellín.
35285March 28Event1814 – War of 1812: The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom defeats the United States Navy in the Battle of Valparaiso, Chile.
35286March 28Event1854 – Crimean War: France and Britain declare war on Russia.
35287March 28Event1860 – First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins.
35288March 28Event1862 – American 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.
35289March 28Event1871 – The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
35290March 28Event1883 – Tonkin Campaign: French victory in the Battle of Gia Cuc.
35291March 28Event1889 – The Yngsjö murder in Yngsjö, Sweden: Anna Månsdotter is arrested along with her son.
35292March 28Event1910 – Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
35293March 28Event1913 – Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
35294March 28Event1920 – Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
35295March 28Event1933 – The Imperial Airways biplane City of Liverpool is believed to be the first airline lost to sabotage when a passenger sets a fire on board.
35296March 28Event1939 – Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco conquers Madrid after a three-year siege.
35297March 28Event1941 – World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – in the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian heavy cruisers and two destroyers.
35298March 28Event1942 – World War II: St Nazaire Raid: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully raid the German-occupied port of Saint-Nazaire.
35299March 28Event1946 – Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson–Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
35300March 28Event1951 – First Indochina War: In the Battle of Mạo Khê, French Union forces, led by World War II hero Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, inflict a defeat on Việt Minh forces commanded by General Võ Nguyên Giáp.
35301March 28Event1959 – The State Council of the People's Republic of China dissolves the government of Tibet.
35302March 28Event1968 – Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death is one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.
35303March 28Event1969 – Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
35304March 28Event1970 – Gediz earthquake: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes western Turkey at about 23:05 local time, killed 1,086 and injured 1,260.
35305March 28Event1978 – The US Supreme Court hands down 5–3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
35306March 28Event1979 – A coolant leak at the Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania leads to the core overheating and a partial meltdown.
35307March 28Event1979 – The British House of Commons passes a vote of no confidence against James Callaghan's government, precipitating a general election.
35308March 28Event1990 – President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
35309March 28Event1994 – In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths.
35310March 28Event1994 – BBC Radio 5 is closed and replaced with a new news and sport station BBC Radio 5 Live.

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