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THIS DAY IN HISTORY                Tuesday, 28 March 2017
 
 

1794
The Louvre Museum in Paris opened to the public.


  1910
Henri Fabre became the first person to fly a seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, in France.

  1930
Constantinople and Angora were renamed Istanbul and Ankara respectively.

  1939
The Spanish Civil War ended. Madrid fell to Francisco Franco.

  1959
Eleven days after the Tibetan uprising, China dissolved Tibet's government and installed the Panchen lama.

  1962
A military coup in Syria deposed President Nazim al- Kudsi who fled the country.

  1969
Dwight D. Eisenhower (b. 1890), two-time president of the United States, died in Washington, D.C.

 

1977
Morarji Desai formed the Janata Government at the centre.


  1979
A major accident occured at the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. There were no deaths reported.

  1987
Maria von Trapp (b. 1905), Austrian-born singer who inspired the story of the hit musical The Sound of Music, died.

  2000
Anthony Powell (b. 1905), British novelist best known for his twelve-volume work A Dance to the Music of Time, died.

  2005
An earthquake of magnitude 8.7 rocked northern Sumatran, Indonesia, killing 1300 people.

 

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