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  • Shanghai, China
    Wednesday Mar 28, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    The assassination of Kim Ok-gyun

    Shanghai, China
    Wednesday Mar 28, 1894

    On March 28, 1894, a pro-Japanese Korean revolutionary, Kim Ok-gyun, was assassinated in Shanghai. Kim had fled to Japan after his involvement in the 1884 coup and the Japanese had turned down Korean demands that he be extradited.




  • Leysin, Switzerland
    Saturday Mar 28, 1914

    Igor Stravinsky

    Completing his first Opera

    Leysin, Switzerland
    Saturday Mar 28, 1914

    Stravinsky turned his attention to completing his first opera, the Nightingale (usually known by its French title Le Rossignol), which he had begun in 1908 (that is, before his association with the Ballets Russes). The work had been commissioned by the Moscow Free Theatre for the handsome fee of 10,000 rubles. and he completed Le Rossignol at Leysin on 28 March, 1914.




  • Busdongo de Arbás, León, Spain
    Saturday Mar 28, 1936

    Amancio Ortega

    Birth

    Busdongo de Arbás, León, Spain
    Saturday Mar 28, 1936

    on March 28, 1936, Ortega was born in Busdongo de Arbás, León, Spain, to Antonio Ortega Rodríguez and Josefa Gaona Hernández.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Mar 28, 1938

    Adolf Hitler

    Secret meeting with Henlein

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Mar 28, 1938

    On 28–29 March 1938, Hitler held a series of secret meetings in Berlin with Konrad Henlein of the Sudeten German Party, the largest of the ethnic German parties of the Sudetenland. The men agreed that Henlein would demand increased autonomy for Sudeten Germans from the Czechoslovakian government, thus providing a pretext for German military action against Czechoslovakia.




  • Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1939

    Francisco Franco

    Madrid fell to the Nationalists

    Madrid, Spain
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1939

    On 28 March 1939, with the help of pro-Franco forces inside the city (the "fifth column" General Mola had mentioned in propaganda broadcasts in 1936), Madrid fell to the Nationalists.




  • United Kingdom
    Thursday Mar 28, 1968

    James Bond

    Colonel Sun was published

    United Kingdom
    Thursday Mar 28, 1968

    After Fleming's death a continuation novel, Colonel Sun, was written by Kingsley Amis (as Robert Markham) and published in 1968.




  • South Vietnam
    Friday Mar 28, 1975

    Vietnam War

    35,000 NVA troops were poised to attack the suburbs

    South Vietnam
    Friday Mar 28, 1975

    By 28 March, 35,000 NVA troops were poised to attack the suburbs.


  • U.S.
    Saturday Mar 28, 1987

    Jim Carrey

    1st Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday Mar 28, 1987

    His first marriage was to former actress and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer, whom he married on March 28, 1987.


  • Serbia
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1989

    Slobodan Milošević

    The Serbian Assembly approved the Constitutional Amendments

    Serbia
    Tuesday Mar 28, 1989

    On 28 March 1989, the Serbian Assembly approved the constitutional amendments.


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Mar 28, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Opposition to any type of ethnic division of Bosnia

    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Saturday Mar 28, 1992

    on 28 March 1992, Izetbegović, after meeting with the then-US ambassador to Yugoslavia Warren Zimmermann in Sarajevo, withdrew his signature and declared his opposition to any type of ethnic division of Bosnia.


  • Rome, Italy
    Sunday Mar 28, 1993

    Francesco Totti

    First appearance for Roma's senior side in Serie A

    Rome, Italy
    Sunday Mar 28, 1993

    After three years in the youth team, Totti made his first appearance for Roma's senior side in Serie A at the age of 16, when coach Vujadin Boškov called him up in the 2–0 away victory against Brescia on 28 March 1993.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 28, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    WrestleMania XV

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 28, 1999

    The Rock lost the WWF Championship to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XV.


  • Bangkok, Thailand
    Friday Mar 28, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Carlo Urbani death

    Bangkok, Thailand
    Friday Mar 28, 2003

    During a flight to Bangkok to attend a conference, Dr Urbani developed symptoms of SARS. He died of complication related to SARS on 29 March 2003 – a public health hero.


  • Hong Kong, China
    Monday Mar 28, 2016

    Hong Kong independence

    Hong Kong National Party

    Hong Kong, China
    Monday Mar 28, 2016

    Hong Kong National Party, the first party openly advocating for Hong Kong independence and a Republic of Hong Kong was established on 28 March 2016, drawing attacks from the Beijing and SAR governments. The State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office issued a statement condemning the party, saying it "has harmed the country’s sovereignty, security, endangered the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, and the core interests of Hong Kong..."


  • Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tuesday Mar 28, 2017

    Amazon

    Amazon confirmed it would be acquiring Souq.com

    Dubai, U.A.E.
    Tuesday Mar 28, 2017

    Souq.com is the largest E-Commerce platform in the Middle East based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. On March 28, 2017, Amazon confirmed it would be acquiring Souq.com for $580 million. Souq.com is now a subsidiary of Amazon, and acts as Amazon's arm into the Middle East region.


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