On This Day: March 28th

This is 88th day of the year and 278 days remain in the year.

in history
Nathaniel Briggs patented a washing machine.
The cities of Constantinople and Angora changed names to Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey.
Author Virginia Woolf drowned herself.
The most violent earthquake (9.2) in the United States struck Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Supreme Court rules unanimously that an anonymous tip does not justify a stop-and-frisk action against a person.
March 28 Birthdays
Mario Vargas LlosaPronunciation: [mär´yO vär´gäs yO´sä]
1936—, Peruvian novelist and politician.
Lady Gagasinger, songwriter
Fra Bartolommeoartist
Dirk Bogardeactor
August Buschbrewer
Reba McEntirecountry singer
Rudolf Serkinpianist
Nydia Velázquezpolitician
Maxim Gorkywriter

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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.