This Day in History – March 28

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March 28

As much as one tries to run away from it, history is a major part of our present. It helps us understand the consequences of the steps taken before and how it has shaped our future. History helps us get a clear picture of how the things we do today, can work to make a better future tomorrow. Let us look back and find out what happened on March 28, this day in history.

What Happened in India on March 28?

March 28 - Bajirao
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1737: Defeat of Mughals
Under the leadership of Bajirao I, the Marathas defeated the Mughals in the Battle of Delhi.

2014: Kashmir Attack
A group of suspected militants attacked the Indian administered Kashmir in which one person got shot and killed on March 28, 2014. 

What Happened Around the World on March 28?

Vienna Philharmonic
The first concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was held by Otta Nicolai on this day in history.
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AD 37: Roman Emperor Caligula
The title of the Principate was accepted by the Roman Emperor Caligula which was bestowed upon him by the Senate on March 28, AD 37.

364: Flavius Valens
Valentinian I, the Roman Emperor appointed his brother, Flavius Valens as the co-emperor.

1566: Foundation stone of Valletta
The foundation stone of Valletta, which was the capital of Malta, was laid by Jean Parisot de Vallette.

1776: Presidio of San Francisco
Juan Bautista de Anza found the site for the Presidio of San Francisco on this day in history.

1795: Partition of Poland 
The northern part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, ceased to exist and became a part of Imperial Russia. 

1801: Treaty of Florence
The Treaty of Florence was signed which led to the end of the war between the Kingdom of Naples and the French Republic on March 28, 1801.

1809: Peninsular War 
During the Peninsular War, France defeated Spain in the Battle of Medellin. 

1842: First Concert of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
The first concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was held by Otta Nicolai on this day in history.

1854: Crimean War 
The Crimean War started when France and Britain declared war on Russia.

1862: American Civil War  
The Union forces stopped the Confederate invasion of the New Mexico Territory which led to the beginning of the American Civil War. 

1920: Palm Sunday Tornado 
The Palm Sunday Tornado outbreak affected the Great Lakes region and the Deep South states on March 28, 1920. 

1941: Sinking of Mediterranean Fleet 
Britains Mediterranean Fleet sank on this day in history. 

1951: Battle of Mao Khe
During the Battle of Mao Khe, the French forces defeated the Viet Minh forces which were commanded by General Vo Nguyen Giap.

1969: Giorgos Seferis 
Giorgos Seferis, who was a Greek poet and a Nobel Prize Laureate made a statement on BBC opposing the junta in Greece.

1970: Earthquake in western Turkey 
There was an earthquake in western Turkey, which killed 1,086 people and injured 1,260.
1979: Vote of No-confidence against James Callaghan 

A vote of no confidence was passed by the British House of Commons against James Callaghan by 1 vote, which led to a general election on March 28, 1979.

1994: Killing of Inkatha Freedom Party Protestors
A security guard of the African National Congress killed dozens of protestors of the Inkatha Freedom Party. 

2005: Earthquake in northern Sumatra 
There was a strong earthquake in northern Sumatra of a strong intensity which left 1,314 people dead 1,146 people injured. 

2006: First Employment Contract law 
The First Employment Contract law which was aimed at reducing youth unemployment faced massive protests on March 28, 2006.

List of Important Birthdays 

1975: Akshaye Khanna
Indian actor Akshaye Khanna was born on March 28, 1975. 

1986: Lady Gaga
Popular singer and actress of the superhit movie, A Star is Born, was born on this day. 

1985: Kushal Tandon
Indian television actor Kushal Tandon celebrates his birthday today.

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