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March 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on March 28

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March 28th is officially Black Forest Cake Day and Something On A Stick Day.

Today marks day 88 of the year, and we have 278 days remaining until the end of the year.

This day in history saw many interesting events in fields like health, sports, environment, business and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1891, the world’s first weightlifting championship took place? The first World Champion was Edward L. Levy from England.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about March 28th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on March 28 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2019

The European Union Parliament declared single-use plastics were to be banned by 2021.

2017

The world’s largest dinosaur footprint was discovered.

OTD in 2017: The world's largest dinosaur footprint was discovered.

The 5.5 foot (1.7 meter) gigantic dinosaur footprint was discovered in Kimberley, Western Australia. Paleontologists also found 21 different types of dinosaur prints on this day, making it the most diverse collection.

2017

The UK issued a new 12-sided £1 coin into circulation.

2009

The strain of swine flu known as H1N1 had its first case in the US.

1995

Bank of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Bank merged to become the world’s largest bank.

1979

A nuclear disaster occurred at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, US.

OTD in 1979: A nuclear disaster occurred at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania

The accident began when a pressure valve refused to close, causing a radiation leak.

1960

Stanley Kramer became the first person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Kramer was an American film director and producer.

1949

The term “Big Bang” was coined by Fred Hoyle in a radio interview.

Despite coining the term, Hoyle refuted the scientific theory.

1933

An Imperial Airways passenger aircraft crashed in Belgium, killing all fifteen on board.

OTD in 1933: An Imperial Airways passenger aircraft crashed in Belgium

It was quite likely the first time in history that an aircraft crashed due to sabotage. In an attempt to escape from the police, one of the passengers set fire to the plane and leaped from it before it crash-landed. No one, including the accused saboteur, survived.

1910

Frenchman Henri Fabre flew the world’s first seaplane in Martinique, France.

1891

The world’s first weightlifting championship took place in London, England.

OTD in 1891: The world's first weightlifting championship took place in London

There were only seven athletes who took part in the event, and the winner was Edward Lawrence.

1842

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performed its first concert.

1801

The Treaty of Florence was signed, which ended the war between the French Republic and the Kingdom of Naples.

364 AD

Roman Emperor Valentinian I made his brother, Flavius Valens, his co-emperor.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Lady Gaga. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1986

Lady Gaga

American

Singer

Lady Gaga

Age:

38 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

2003

Connor Finnerty

American

Dancer

Connor Finnerty

Age:

21 years old

Born In:

California, USA

1981

Julia Stiles

American

Actress

Julia Stiles

Age:

43 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1970

Vince Vaughn

American

Actor

Vince Vaughn

Age:

54 years old

Born In:

Minnesota, USA

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, March 28th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…

1882

1941

Virginia Woolf

English

Writer

Virginia Woolf

1882

1941

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf was an English writer born on January 25, 1882. She died on this day in 1941, at age 59 in Lewes, East Sussex, England, UK.

Died On:

Mar 28, 1941 (Age 59)

Died In:

England, UK

Special Holidays

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

March 28: National Something On A Stick Day
World

National Something On A Stick Day

There’s nothing more nostalgic than sitting around a campfire and trying to cook something on a stick. If you can’t make it outdoors on Something On A Stick Day, fret not, as you can always cook something at home on skewers instead – a skewer is technically a stick!

March 28: National Black Forest Cake Day
United States

National Black Forest Cake Day

Black forest cake has got to be one of the most deliciously decadent cakes out there, which makes it a particular shame that they’re not so popular these days. So celebrate today by eating a piece of it at your local cafe, if they have it; otherwise, you’ll just have to make your own!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The only window that opens on the presidential car is the driver’s window to pay tolls. It also has no keyholes, and only the Secret Service knows how to open the doors.

Birthday & Zodiac

Those of you who were born on March 28 share the Aries zodiac sign.

Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. Arians continuously look for competition and like to be first for everything.

People born during March have the Aquamarine birthstone. Aquamarine is a sea-blue color and has long been a symbol of youth, health, and hope.

If you were born on March 28, your estimated date of conception would be July 5 in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on March 28, 2024, will likely be due later this year around December 19.

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