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| 1979 U.S.A. Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station
28th March, 1979: Radiation is released at Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station when a cooling plant malfunction releases radioactive steam and radiation near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, The authorities declare a general emergency but did not inform the public until five hours after the gas escaped.
A study in 2002 found that incidences of cancer in the area were not significantly higher than elsewhere.
This is still considered the worst nuclear incident in US history, but it should be remembered no deaths were attributed to the disaster.
1942 Malta George Cross Medal for Bravery
28th March, 1942: King George VI has awarded the people from the small Mediterranean island of Malta the George Cross Medal for Bravery saying "To honour her brave people I award the George Cross to the Island Fortress of Malta, to bear witness to a heroism and a devotion that will long be famous in history."
The Island had been under constant attack by Italian and German bombers and Messerschmitts machine guns since June 1940 because of it's strategic location for both the North Africa campaign and the European Campaign, Food supplies and health and hygiene became a serious problem as the ships that would normally supply the Island were sunk by the enemy before they bring in new supplies.
2006 France Contrat Première Embauche
28th March, 2006: More than 1 million mostly students take to the streets in France disrupting air, rail and bus travel in the largest nationwide protest over the "Contrat première embauche" (CPE - First Employment Contract or Beginning Workers Contract) which would make it much easier for workers under twenty-six years old to be fired.
The main parts of the bill which caused protests included
Allowed employers the opportunity to terminate employment of workers under twenty-six without any reason, with little or no notice, within their first two years of employment
Night lab our being permitted for youths as young as 15 years old
Suspension of family welfare in cases of students skipping school
Possibility of manual lab our apprenticeship for 14-year-olds
The bill was seen by many as a direct attack on younger workers but the government believed by easing these laws it would encourage companies to take on more younger employees.
The new "Contrat première embauche" CPE was scrapped by Chirac on April 10 under the pressure of ongoing protest and blockade throughout France
2000 Zimbabwe White Farmer Shot And Killed
28th March, 2000: Problems with racial tension continue in the country of Zimbabwe as President Robert Mugabe pressed on with his plan to remove Zimbabwe's farms from white ownership, with the latest death when a white farmer in Zimbabwe is shot dead by squatters occupying his land.
1908 Canada Mining Accident
28th March, 1908: A record of a terrible mining accident that occurred a few days before this date was made public. Two well-known miners died while involved in drifting operations in the Spruce Creek Mine. While working, the mine had caved in, and these men were entrapped. A third person had escaped and sounded an alarm, hoping it would signal the other two men to evacuate in time. Unfortunately, it was too late.
1920 U.S.A. Tornadoes
Sunday, 28th March, 1920: Tornadoes swept through the mid-western and southern portions of the United States , killing more than 200 people and injuring more than a 1,000.
Monday, 28th March, 1921 : A short, sweet description of the importance of advertising a business was presented in a local Oklahoma publication. This advice was depicted in the form of a short rhyming poem, to which the first line is as follows: “The city that gets the publicity gets the business.”
1930 Turkey City Name Changes
28th March, 1930 : Two of Turkey's largest cities change their names ( Constantinople and Angora ).
The City of Constantinople is changed to Istanbul
The City of Angora is changed to Ankara
1933 U.S.A. Wet and Dry Rally
28th March, : A wet and dry rally and parade took place. Both supporters of alcohol and supporters of dry laws attended this event, which occurred in Oklahoma. On the same day, further debate took place regarding the legalization of pari-mutuel horse-betting systems. No decision has yet been made regarding this issue, even though proposals towards legalizing this form of gambling were made two weeks beforehand.
1939 Spain Spanish Civil War
28th March, 1939: Madrid, Spain is now in the hands of Nationalist General Francisco Franco and the Spanish civil war ends.
The Spanish Civil War began in 1936
with Rebels attempting a coup d'état by parts of the army against the government.
Like many modern conflicts other countries often become involved and take sides often supporting one side or the other with weapons and volunteers . The Spanish Civil War was no different with the Government in power getting the support of the Soviet Union and Mexico, and the rebels supported by Italy and Germany.
The Spanish Civil War also bought out the worst in people with terrible atrocities committed on and by both sides during the war, with up to 100,000 people executed in the name of ???.
1940 Great Britain
28th March, 1940: France and Britain were beginning to think about expanding their support. They expected the alliance they create would be semi-permanent, providing strength for battle. For instance, World War II took place during this time, and France and Britain looked to other countries’ resources to draw upon.
1950 Yugoslavia Travel to US Eased
28th March, 1950: Yugoslavia and the United States made an effort to pave the way for restrictions of travel to Yugoslavia to be cleared. The issue of dual nationality was discussed as well.
1963 Russia Wedding During The Cold War
28th March, 1963: During one of the most crucial times in American and Russian history THE COLD WAR, an American woman wed a Russian man while studying in Moscow. This wedding was opposed by the Soviet government, the American woman’s mother, and the Red Communists Party. However, this did not stop the couple from saying “I Do.”
1964 U.S.A. The Beatles
28th March, 1964: The Beatles have 10 hits on Billboard's Hot 100 at the same time surpassing the previous best by Elvis Presley.
1969 U.S.A. Dwight D. Eisenhower
28th March, 1969: Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower died of heart failure aged 78 yrs .
1972 U.S.A. Farming Practices
28th March, 1972: A tiny bit of information regarding farming was printed. At this time in history, a typical U.S. farm produced enough food and fiber to supply the needs of up to 45 people (39 at home and six abroad). Ten years prior to this date, only about 24 people were supported by the yield of an average American farm.
A Typical U.S. farm today supplies enough food and fiber to supply the needs of over 200 people
1990 Lithuania Drops Border Guards
28th March, 1990: Lithuania, formerly a part of the USSR, decided against earlier plans to implement a border guard. This was done in order to avoid conflict with Soviet Troops. Lithuania also ordered citizens to give up weapons at request of these Soviet military personnel.
1991 England Hillsborough Disaster
28th March, 1991: An inquest held over the deaths of 95 fans killed during during the Hillsborough disaster at Sheffield Wednesday's football stadium has returned a verdict of accidental death .
The disaster happened during an FA Cup semi-final between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool held at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium on April 15th
1989, and is blamed on too many Liverpool fans being allowed in to the back of an already full stand at the Leppings Lane end of the ground. As more and more fans were allowed in fans were being crushed to death by the sheer volume of additional fans being allowed in.
In total 95 Liverpool fans died during the disaster.
2002 Italy Spouse of the Year Award
28th March, 2002: Charlotte, the wife of Lt. Colonel Mark Engenan (555th Fighter Squadron) received the “Spouse of the Year Award”. She was/is a very active medical volunteer in Northern Italy.
2007 Saudi Arabia Arab peace talks in Riyadh
28th March, 2007 : Arab leaders have been holding a summit in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, and have
urged Israel to accept the Arab peace
initiative that was proposed in 2002. Under the plan, Arab nations will recognize
Israel if Israel withdraws from the lands it
has occupied since 1967
. The plan allows for the creation of a Palestinian state,
and the return of Palestinian refugees.
2008 Germany Germany is the first country to recognize Kosovo
28th March, 2008 : Germany has became the first country to recognize Kosovo's independence, and has
made its diplomatic office in Prishtina
into an embassy. The embassy's inscription now reads as the 'Embassy of the Federal
Republic of Germany,' and the facade
now shows the Kosovan flag raised together with the Germany one.
2008 United States President Bush says the United States is not in recession
28th March, 2008 : President Bush has said that the U.S. economy is not going into a recession, but
is following a 'slowdown.' He has told
people that May's tax measures have been designed to get consumers shopping again.
2008 United States The Pew Center reports on prison numbers
28th March, 2008 : The Pew Center study of American prisons has found that they have reached their
highest ever number of inmates. The report
has said that the U.S. is the global leader at the rate in which it imprisons
its citizens, with over 2.3 million people being held in
2008. This number is larger than the prison populations of China, Russia and Iran.
The report calls for fewer low-risk
offenders to be sent to jail.
2009 England Demonstrations against poverty and climate change at the G20 summit
28th March, 2009 : Thousands of people are marching through London to demand action on poverty, climate
change and jobs. The Put People
First alliance of charities and unions walked from Embankment to Hyde Park for
a rally. Speakers have called on the G20
leaders to pursue a new kind of global justice. The police have estimated that
about 35,000 marchers took part in the event.
Its organisers have said that people want a chance to air their views peacefully,
and protesters have described the march's
'carnival-like atmosphere.' Brass bands, piercing whistles and stereo music was
played as the procession passed through
central London. The ex-Mayor of London, Ken Livingston, has called 'on the Tories
to stop polluting everything they touch.'
2009 United States Obama promotes a climate change forum in Washington
28th March, 2009 :
President Obama has launched a Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, with
the group's first meeting to be set in
Washington in April. This will be followed in July by a summit in Italy. Obama
has invited the leaders of the leading industrial
nations, as well as the secretary general of the United Nations, to participate
in the forum. The White House has said that the
forum was designed to 'help generate the political leadership necessary to achieve
a successful outcome' at the U.N. climate
change negotiations that will be taking place in Copenhagen in December. It also
wanted to explore 'concrete initiatives and
joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse
2010 Israel West Bank Sealed Off During Passover
28th March, 2010 : Israel seals off the West Bank from midnight until midnight on 6 April during its traditional Passover biblical religious holiday
2012 North Korea US Suspends Food Aid Plans to North Korea
28th March, 2012 : The United States has suspended plans to send food aid to North Korea after the country violated a missile test moratorium by announcing their plans for a rocket launch in the middle of April
. While North Korea insisted that the future test would only be for peaceful purposes to launch a satellite, the US and other countries believed the plans were for a long-range missile.
2013 Chile Police and Students Clash at Protest
28th March, 2013 : Thousands of students in Chile clashed with authorities as their protested for education reforms in the capital of the country. These protests marked the first for this year but the issue had been a point of contention since 2011. The police stated that sixty people had been arrested.
2014 India One Killed in Kashmir Attack
28th March, 2014 : One person was shot and killed in Indian-administered Kashmir by a group of suspected militants. They also reportedly attacked an Indian military camp. The suspected militants were also reported as wearing Indian military uniforms.