March 28

1797

Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine.

1930

The cities of Constantinople and Angora changed names to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.

1939

The Spanish Civil War ended.

1941

Author Virginia Woolf drowned herself.

1979

Nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

2000

Supreme Court rules unanimously that an anonymous tip does not justify a stop-and-frisk action against a person.

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