Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 28
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|Teachers' Day in the Czech Republic;||refimprove|
|1776 – Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza selected the site for the Presidio of San Francisco, the northernmost outpost of the Spanish Empire in the New World.||De Anza: needs more footnotes; Presidio: refimprove section|
|1795 – Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceased to exist and became part of the Russian Empire.||needs more footnotes|
|1959 – After the Dalai Lama fled Tibet, China installed the Panchen Lama as the head of the government.||lead too short, neutrality issues|
|1964 – Radio Caroline began broadcasting as a pirate radio station from a boat anchored in international waters.||refimprove sections|
|2005 – The Nias–Simeulue earthquake hit the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, killing approximately 1,300 people.||needs more footnotes|
- 193 – Praetorian Guards assassinated Roman emperor Pertinax and sold the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
- 1920 – An outbreak of 37 tornadoes across the Midwestern and Southern United States left more than 380 people dead.
- 1930 – Turkey changed the name of its largest city Constantinople to Istanbul.
- 1942 – Second World War: In occupied France, British naval forces successfully disabled the key port of Saint-Nazaire.
- 1979 – British Prime Minister James Callaghan was defeated by one vote in a motion of no confidence by the House of Commons after his government struggled to cope with James Brudenell (d. 1868) · Ernst Lindemann (b. 1894) · Lady Gaga (b. 1986)widespread strikes by trade unions during the "Winter of Discontent".
- 1979 – A partial core meltdown of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, resulted in the release of an estimated 43,000 curies (1.59 PBq) of radioactive krypton to the environment.
- 1999 – Serbian police and special forces killed at least 89 Kosovo Albanians in the village of Izbica, in the Drenica region of central Kosovo.
- Born/died this day: James Brudenell (d. 1868) · Ernst Lindemann (b. 1894) · Lady Gaga (b. 1986)
- 1802 – German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers discovered 2 Pallas, the second asteroid ever identified.
- 1862 – American Civil War: An invasion of the New Mexico Territory by the Confederate States Army was halted at the Battle of Glorieta Pass.
- 1910 – Near Martigues, France, French aviator Henri Fabre's Fabre Hydravion (pictured) became the first seaplane to take off from water under its own power.
- 2003 – Invasion of Iraq: In a friendly fire incident, two members of the United States Air Force attacked the United Kingdom's Blues and Royals regiment, killing one soldier and injuring five.
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