THIS DAY IN HISTORY 28/03


This Day in History 28/03
MARCH 28TH

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1556 – Origin of Fasli Era (India)

1738 – English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin’s Ear)

1796 – Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church

1799 – NY State abolished slavery

1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.

1922 – 1st microfilm device introduced

1930 – Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara

1933 – German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler – Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler

1939 – Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco

1994 – Armed Zulus demonstrate in Johannesburg, over 53 killed

1995 – World’s largest bank-Japan’s Mitsubishi Bank & Bank of Tokyo merge

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1760 – Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation)

1981 – Julia Stiles, New York City, NY, American actress (Bourne series, Save the Last Dance)

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1986 – Lady Gaga [Stefani Germanotta], New York, singer/songwriter (Bad Romance)

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1989 – Olushola Ajose stage name Afrikan Boy, a Nigerian rapper

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FAMOUS DEATHS

1794 – Marquis de Condorcet, French enlightenment philosopher, is murdered or commits suicide in prison at 50

1953 – Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), dies at 64

2000 – Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)

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