March 28: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On March 28, learn about the most interesting historical events and facts that occurred throughout history. The 28th of March is the 87th day of the Gregorian calendar, and it commemorates France’s victory over Spain in the Battle of Medellín during the Peninsular War, as well as the founding of the Paris Commune.

The 28th of March falls under the sign of Aries. Cheryl James, Vince Vaughn, Julia Stiles, and Lady Gaga are all born on March 28th. Respect Your Cat Day is observed on March 28th.


(March 28, 1930)
Built around 657 BCE as Byzantium, then renamed Constantinople in the 4th century CE after Constantine the Great made it his capital, the Turkish city of Istanbul gained its current name on this day in 1930.


(March 28, 1969)
The 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington, D.C.

(March 28, 1979)
An automatic valve at the Three Mile Island nuclear power facility outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was accidentally closed at 4:00 a.m., resulting in radioactive leakage.

(March 28, 1985)
Marc Chagall, a French painter, printmaker, and designer born in Belorussia, died in France. His paintings were among the first manifestations of mental reality in modern art.

(March 28, 2004)
Sir Peter Ustinov, an English filmmaker, writer, and philanthropist, died at the age of 82. His varied career spanned more than 60 years, during which he excelled in several fields of the arts while achieving recognition as a humorous raconteur, particularly through lectures and one-man shows.

(Died on March 28, 2021)
Didier Ratsiraka, Malagasy politician and naval officer (b. 1936).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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