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Monday, March 28, 2011

Qatar recognizes Libyan rebels as the representative of the Libyan people, after a deal to market crude oil. //www.euronews.net/2011/03/28/oil-down-on-libyan-rebel-gains/ (EuroNews) //article.wn.com/view/2011/03/28/Qatar_recognises_Libyan_rebels_after_oil_deal/ (WorldNews.com) //www.qnaol.net/QNAEn/Local_News/Politics1/Pages/QatarRecognizesLibyanNationalTransitionCouncil.aspx (Qatar News Agency)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Armed gunmen take 32 children and two teachers hostage in the centre of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The gunmen later surrendered and released the hostages. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6501695.stm (BBC) //www.smh.com.au/news/world/hostage-taker-agrees-to-surrender/2007/03/28/1174761532412.html?s_cid=rss_smh (AFP via Sydney Morning Herald)
The UK Ministry of Defence has published exact co-ordinates of the location of the Royal Navy personnel when they were seized by Iran. According to this data the soldiers were 1.7 nautical miles within Iraqi waters at the time of their capture. //www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article1579646.ece (The Times)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

A scramjet jet engine, Hyshot III, designed to fly at 7 times the speed of sound, is successfully tested at Woomera, South Australia.

Thursday, March 28, 2002

Arab–Israeli conflict: Delegates to the summit of the Arab League endorse the land for peace plan proposed by Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Monday, March 28, 1994

Shell House Massacre: Inkatha Freedom Party and ANC supporters battle in central Johannesburg South Africa.

Sunday, March 28, 1993

Wednesday, March 28, 1990

U.S. President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.

Friday, March 28, 1980

Talpiot Tomb is found in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, March 28, 1978

Dick Smith of Dick Smith Foods tows a fake iceberg to Sydney Harbour.
The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, is converted to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
New Zealand National Airways Corporation the Domestic airline of New Zealand was merged with New Zealand's international airline, Air New Zealand.
"Stump v. Sparkman" (435 U.S. 349): The Supreme Court of the United States hands down a 5–3 decision in a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.

Friday, March 28, 1975

A fire in the maternity wing at Kucic Hospital in Rijeka, former Yugoslavia, kills 25 people.
Süleyman Demirel of AP forms the new government of Turkey (39th government, a four-party coalition, so-called First National Front ())
In his final game on the sideline, John Wooden coaches UCLA to its 10th national chionship in 12 seasons when the Bruins defeat Kentucky 92-85 in the title game at San Diego, California.

Sunday, March 28, 1971

U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley is found guilty of 22 murders in the My Lai massacre and sentenced to life in prison (later pardoned).
"The Ed Sullivan Show" airs its final episode.
A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and 3 female followers.

Friday, March 28, 1969

Former United States General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies after a long illness in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C..

Thursday, March 28, 1968

Brazilian high school student Edson Luís de Lima Souto is shot by the police in a protest for cheaper meals at a restaurant for low-income students. The aftermath of his death was one of the first major events against the military dictatorship.

Tuesday, March 28, 1967

Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force bomb the "Torrey Canyon" and sink her.
A 13-day TV strike begins in the U.S.
The first French nuclear submarine, "Le Redoutable", is launched.
The SEACOM telephone cable is inaugurated.

Saturday, March 28, 1964

King Saud of Saudi Arabia abdicates the throne.

Sunday, March 28, 1954

Puerto Rico's first television station, "WKAQ-TV", commences broadcasting.

Friday, March 28, 1947

A World War II Japanese booby trap explodes on Corregidor island, killing 28 people.

Sunday, March 28, 1943

In Italy a ship full of weapons and ammunition explodes in the port of Naples, killing 600.

Saturday, March 28, 1942

Spring ndash Holocaust: the Nazi Germanextermination cTreblinka II opens in occupied Poland near the village of Treblinka. Between July 23, 1942 and October 1943, around 850,000 people are killed there,ref name=Generalgouvernement, 2004, pp. 257–281
WWII: Operation Chariot - British Commandos raid St. Nazaire on the coast of Western France.
April ndash Holocaust: the Nazi German extermination c Sobibor opens in occupied Poland on the outskirts of the town of Sobibór. Between April 1942 and October 1943, at least 160,000 people are killed in the c.

Friday, March 28, 1930

Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.

Thursday, March 28, 1929

Japanese forces withdraw from Shandong province to their garrison in Tsingtao bringing an end to the Jinan Incident.

Wednesday, March 28, 1923

"Regia Aeronautica", the air force of Fascist Italy, is founded.

Sunday, March 28, 1920

The 1920 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak hits the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.

Sunday, March 28, 1915

The first Roman Catholic Liturgy is celebrated by Archbishop John Ireland at the newly consecrated Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Wednesday, March 28, 1900

Over 1,000 tonnes of waste are removed from demolished buildings in Sydney, Australia, in areas affected by an outbreak of the bubonic plague.

Friday, March 28, 1890

Tuesday, March 28, 1882

Republican Jules Ferry makes primary education in France free, non-clerical (laique) and obligatory.

Friday, March 28, 1879

Anglo-Zulu War ndash Battle of Hlobane: British forces suffer a defeat.

Friday, March 28, 1862

American Civil War ndash Battle of Glorieta Pass: In New Mexico, Union forces succeed in stopping the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory (the battle began on March 26).

Tuesday, March 28, 1854

France declares war on Russia.

Wednesday, March 28, 1849

Four Christians are ordered burnt alive in Antananarivo, Madagascar by Queen Ranavalona I and 14 others are executed.

Thursday, March 28, 1811

Henri Christophe is proclaimed King Henri I, turning the northern State of Haiti into the Kingdom of Haiti.

Friday, March 28, 1806

Washington College (now Washington Jefferson College) is chartered by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Sunday, March 28, 1802

H. W. Olbers discovers the asteroid Pallas.

Thursday, March 28, 1776

Thursday, March 28, 1748

March 28 ndash A fire in the City of London causes over a million pounds worth of damage.

Monday, March 18, 1566 (Julianian calendar)

The foundation stone of Valletta (Malta's Capital City) is laid by Grand Master Jean de la Valette.

Tuesday, March 24, 845 (Julianian calendar)

The Vikings also sack Hamburg and Melun.
Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collect a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.

Tuesday, March 26, 519 (Julianian calendar)

Jacob of Serugh becomes bishop of Batnan.
In Ireland, the Diocese of Kildare is erected.
The "Memoirs of Eminent Monks" is compiled.
The Eastern and Western churches reconcile their differences, ending the Acacian Schism.

Saturday, March 27, 364 (Julianian calendar)

Valentinian I founded the Valentinian Dynasty and settles in Paris. He establishes a militia to defend the region. His reign ensures the Roman Empire a few years of relative security.
Valens, brother of Valentinian I, is appointed co-emperor ("Augustus") in the palace of Hebdomon (Turkey). He begins the first anti-pagan persecutions.
Valentinian I rules from Caledonia (Scotland) to the Rhine frontier the Western Roman Empire and Valens reigns from the Danube to the Persian border the Eastern Roman Empire.
The Council of Laodicea decides some disciplinary questions of the Christian church and attempts to establish the Biblical canon, but fails.
Britain is forced to endure fierce Barbarian raids.

Thursday, March 29, 193 (Julianian calendar)

Pertinax is assassinated by members of the Praetorian Guard, who storm the imperial palace. The Empire is auctioned off, Marcus Didius Julianus the highest bidder, offers 300 million sesterces for the throne.
Source: Wikipedia