Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/March 28

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This is a list of selected March 28 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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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. both: refimprove section
1795Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceased to exist and became part of the Russian Empire. refimprove
1814War of 1812: Off the coast of Valparaíso, Chile, two Royal Navy ships easily captured two American ones. single source
1920 – An outbreak of 37 tornadoes across the Midwestern and Southern United States left more than 380 people dead. unreferenced section (CN tags)
1959 – After the Dalai Lama fled Tibet, China installed the Panchen Lama as the head of the government. lead too short, neutrality issues
1964Radio Caroline began broadcasting as a pirate radio station from a boat anchored in international waters. refimprove sections
1979A 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. lots of CN tags
2005 – The Nias–Simeulue earthquake hit the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, killing approximately 1,300 people. needs more footnotes



March 28: Serfs Emancipation Day in Tibet

James Callaghan
James Callaghan

Isabella Markham (b. 1527) · Maxim Gorky (b. 1868) · Charles Schepens (d. 2006)

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