On This Day in History, March 28

National Second-Hand Shopping Week occurs around this date, March 28 to early April. A time for budget and thrift shopping. Put your shrewd shopping skills to work this week and upgrade your wardrobe.

Also, squeeze in some time to learn historical facts of this day, March 28. See what made the headlines!

  • 1854-Britain and France declared war on Russia during the Crimean War.
  • 1891– 1st world weightlifting championship was won by Edward Lawrence in London.
  • 1908 -A record of a terrible mining accident, that occurred earlier, was made public on this day.
  • 1920 -Tornadoes swept through the mid-western and southern portions of the United States, killing more than 200 people.
  • 1921 -A short description of the importance of advertising a business was presented in a local Oklahoma publication.
  • 1930 -Turkish cities Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
  • 1939 -Spanish Civil War ended, Madrid falls to the Nationalists headed by Francisco Franco.
  • 1950 -Yugoslavia and the United States made an effort to clear restrictions of travel to Yugoslavia.
  • 1963 -During the cold war, an American woman wed a Russian man while studying in Moscow.
  • 1969 -Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower died of heart failure on this day.
  • 1969 -Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate, Giorgos Seferis, made a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.
  • 1990 -Lithuania, formerly a part of the USSR, decided to implement a border guard.
  • 2002 -Charlotte, the wife of Lt. Colonel Mark Engeman, received the “Spouse of the Year Award”.
  • 2007 -Arab leaders held a summit in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and urged Israel to accept the Arab peace initiative that was proposed in 2002.
  • 2008 -Germany became the first country to recognize Kosovo’s independence, and made its diplomatic office in Prishtina into an embassy.
  • 2008 -The Pew Center study of American prisons found that they reached their highest ever number of inmates.
  • 2009 – President Obama launched a Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate.
  • 2012 -The United States suspended plans to send food aid to North Korea after the country violated a missile test moratorium.
  • 2013 -Thousands of students in Chile clashed with authorities during a protest for education reforms in the capital.
  • 2017 -World’s largest dinosaur footprint at 1.7 meters was found in Kimberley, Western Australia.

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