On This Day..... March 28

MARCH 28

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BLACK FOREST CAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LITTLE RED WAGON DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL MANATEE APPRECIATION DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • AUGUST ANHEUSER BUSCH JR (1899-1957)
  • ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINKSI (1928-2017)
  • RODRIGO DUERTE (1945, 73)
  • DIANNE WIEST (1948, 70)
  • REBA MCENTIRE (1955, 63)
  • CHERYL JAMES (SALT) (1966, 52)
  • BRET RATNER (1969, 49)
  • VINCE VAUGHN (1970, 48)
  • JULIA STILES (1981, 37)
  • LADY GAGA (1986, 32)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 37, CALIGULA BECOMES THE PRINCIPATE OF ROME
  • IN 845, VIKINGS ATTACK & CONQUER PARIS, HOLDING THE ENTIRE CITY FOR RANSOM
  • IN 1584, IVAN THE TERRIBLE DIES AT 53 IN RUSSIA
  • IN 1794, THE LOUVRE, WHICH HAD OPENED FOR PRIVATE VIEWINGS THE PREVIOUS AUGUST, IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1797, NATHANIEL BRIGGS PATENTS A WASHING MACHINE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
  • IN 1834, THE SENATE CENSURES PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON FOR TAKING DEPOSITS FROM THE FEDERAL BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1854, BRITAIN & FRANCE DECLARE WAR ON RUSSIA BEGINNING THE CRIMEAN WAR
  • IN 1866, THE FIRST AMBULANCE WAS USED OUTSIDE OF THE MILITARY
  • IN 1881, PT BARNUM BEGINS PERFORMING “THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH”
  • IN 1885, THE UNITED STATES BRANCH OF THE SALVATION ARMY OFFICIALLY FORMS
  • IN 1895, BOSTON BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON THE TREMONT STREET SUBWAY, THE FIRST UNDERGROUND SUBWAY IN THE US. IT OPENS IN 1897.
  • IN 1920, MARY PICKFORD AND DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS MARRY
  • IN 1939, FRANCISCO FRANCO COMES TO POWER AS THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR ENDS
  • IN 1941, VIRGINIA WOOLF KILLS HERSELF AT 59
  • IN 1948, NAT KING COLE MARRIES JAZZ SINGER MARIA HAWKINS
  • IN 1957, BILLIE HOLIDAY MARRIES MAFIA ENFORCER LOUIS MCKAY
  • IN 1959, CHINA DISSOLVES TIBET’S GOVERNMENT IN RESPONSE TO A TIBETAN UPRISING
  • IN 1960, POPE JOHN APPOINTS THE FIRST EVER CARDINALS OF JAPANESE, AFRICAN AND FILIPINO DECENT
  • IN 1963, THE NEW YORK TITANS CHANGE THEIR NAME TO THE JETS
  • IN 1964, MADAME TUSSAUDS UNVEILS WAX STATUES OF THE BEATLES
  • IN 1969, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER DIES AT 78 OF HEART FAILURE
  • IN 1972, WILT CHAMBERLAIN PLAYS HIS LAST PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL GAME
  • IN 1973, LED ZEPPELIN RELEASE “HOUSE OF THE HOLY”
  • IN 1976, GENESIS BEGINS THEIR FIRST TOUR AFTER PETER GABRIEL LEAVES AND PHIL COLLINS TAKES OVER LEAD VOCALS
  • IN 1978, DARYL GATES BECOMES THE CHIEF OF THE LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPT
  • IN 1979, A NUCLEAR PLANT MELTS DOWN AT THREE MILE ISLAND, PENNSYLVANIA
  • IN 1981, BLONDIE HITS #1 WITH “RAPTURE”, THE FIRST #1 TO FEATURE A RAP BREAK
  • IN 1984, THE FIRST BABY IS BORN FROM A FROZEN EMBRYO IN AUSTRALIA
  • IN 1985, NEIL SIMON PREMIERES “BILOXI BLUES”
  • IN 1991, MIKE TYSON ADMITS HE IS THE FATHER OF KIMBERLY SCARBOROUGH’S SON
  • IN 1994, SILVIO BERLUSCONI’S CONSERVATIVE PARTY TAKES CONTROL OF ITALY
  • IN 1995, JULIA ROBERTS AND LYLE LOVETT END THEIR MARRIAGE OF TWO YEARS
  • IN 1996, ANGELINA JOLIE MARRIES HER FIRST HUSBAND JONNY LEE MILLER AT 20
  • IN 1999, “FUTURAMA” DEBUTS ON FOX
  • IN 2001, PUFFY DADDY CHANGES HIS NAME TO P. DIDDY
  • IN 2005, U2 KICKS OFF ITS “VERTIGO” TOUR, THE SECOND HIGHEST GROSSING TOUR OF ALL TIME AT ALMOST $400 MILLION
  • IN 2006, THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER RUNS PICTURES OF WHITNEY HOUSTON SMOKING CRACK WHICH WERE SOLD BY HER SISTER IN LAW, TINA BROWN
  • IN 2010, BETHENNY FRANKEL OF THE REAL HOUSEWIVES MARRIES JASON HOPPY
  • IN 2013, POPE FRANCIS IS THE FIRST EVER POPE TO WASH THE FEET OF WOMEN ATTENDING MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE
  • IN 2013, JUSTIN BIEBER IS STOPPED AT A MUNICH AIRPORT AND TOLD HE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE HIS PET MONKEY OUT OF THE COUNTRY
  • IN 2014, THE FIRST TWO CASES OF EBOLA ARE REPORTED IN LIBERIA
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS THE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE ACT WHICH UNDOES THE OBAMA ERA CLIMATE CONTROL PLAN

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