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Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28 - The Day in History

March 28 : General Interest
1979: Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island

At 4 a.m. on March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island fails to close... read more


American Revolution
1774 : British Parliament adopts the Coercive Acts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-parliament-adopts-the-coercive-acts

Automotive
1941 : Land cleared for Ford's Willow Run plant
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/land-cleared-for-fords-willow-run-plant

Civil War
1862 : Yankess turn back Rebels at the Battle of Glorieta Pass
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-glorieta-pass

Cold War
1946 : Acheson-Lilienthal Report released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/acheson-lilienthal-report-released

Crime
1814 : Funeral held for the man behind the guillotine
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/funeral-held-for-the-man-behind-the-guillotine
2006 : Duke lacrosse team suspended following sexual assault allegations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/duke-lacrosse-team-suspended-following-sexual-assault-allegations

Disaster
1979 : Reactor overheats at Three Mile Island
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reactor-overheats-at-three-mile-island

General Interest
1939 : Spanish Civil War ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/spanish-civil-war-ends
1969 : Eisenhower dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-dies

Hollywood
1920 : Fairbanks and Pickford marry
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fairbanks-and-pickford-marry

Literary
1936 : Mario Vargas Llosa, Peruvian novelist, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mario-vargas-llosa-peruvian-novelist-is-born

Music
1958 : W.C. Handy-the "Father of the Blues"-dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wc-handy8212the-quotfather-of-the-bluesquot8212dies

Old West
1776 : De Anza founds San Francisco
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/de-anza-founds-san-francisco

Presidential
1834 : Congress censures Jackson
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-censures-jackson

Sports
1984 : Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baltimore-colts-move-to-indianapolis

Vietnam War
1961 : Diem's popular support questioned
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/diems-popular-support-questioned
1967 : American pacifists arrive in Haiphong
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-pacifists-arrive-in-haiphong

World War I
1915 : First American citizen killed during WWI
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-american-citizen-killed-during-wwi

World War II
1941 : Cunningham leads fateful British strike at Italians
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cunningham-leads-fateful-british-strike-at-italians
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