March 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1802 - Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
- 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.
- 1910 - Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
- 1930 - Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul andAnkara.
- 1990 - President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
- 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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