We have some interesting facts & historic events all about March 28th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about March 28th in history!
- International Whisky Day.
- Weed Appreciation Day.
- National Weed Appreciation Day
- National Black Forest Cake Day
- Something on a Stick Day
1986: On this day, in 1986, The famous song “We Are The World” sang by popular artists of that time to raise money for African famine was played by over 6,000 radio stations simultaneously. The album ‘USA for Africa’ raised $63 million dollar (equivalent to $149 today) as an aid for Africa.
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1935: Pre-war events – Italian invasion of Ethiopia (1935) – This was a brief colonial war fought between the armed forces of the Kingdom of Italy and the armed forces of the Ethiopian Empire.
The war resulted in the military occupation of Ethiopia. It exposed the weakness of the League of Nations as a force to preserve peace. Both Italy and Ethiopia were member nations, but the League did nothing when the former clearly violated the League’s own Article X.
1930: Turkish cities Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara in 1930.
Because people don’t have to forget: Home truths… American soldiers forced German civilians from the town of Volary to walk past a group of exhumed bodies of 30 Jewish women starved to death by SS. Colorization by the talented 17-year-old Joel Bellviure.
1896: Queen Victoria with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Seated on the left is Tsarina Alexandra holding her baby daughter Grand Duchess Olga – Balmoral Castle, 1896.
1876: Rain in the Face, a Standing Rock Sioux Chief, in North Dakota circa 1910. He fought with Sitting Bull at Little Bighorn in 1876. Photo by Frank Bennett Fiske.
1854: Britain and France declare war on Russia during the Crimean War in 1854.
1799: New York State abolishes slavery in 1799.
- Lady Gaga was born.
- Jackson Wang was born.
- Akshay Khanna was born.
- Sergei Rachimaninoff died.
- Richard Graffiths died.
- Guru Angad died.