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This Day in History: March 28

March 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1802 - Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  2. 1862 - 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.
  3. 1910 - Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
  4. 1930 - Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul andAnkara.
  5. 1990 - President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Fra Bartolomeo (Italian painter), Henry Schoolcraft (American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist), Corneille Heymans (Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate), Jerome Isaac Friedman (American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), Mario Vargas Llosa (Peruvian-Spanish journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate)

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