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 This day in History - March 28
374 Historic Events for March 28
1930

Amelia Rosselli, poet

Birth
1930

George Bruce, painter

Birth
1930

Robert Ashley, composer

Birth
1930

Constantinople and Angora changes names to Istanbul and Ankara

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1930

1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)

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1932

Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu)

Birth
1933

German Reichstag confers dictatorial powers on Hitler

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1934

Siegfried Thiele, composer

Birth
1935

Goddard uses gyroscopes to control a rocket

Event
1936

Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru, writer (Aunt Julia)/pres candidate

Birth
1939

Philip Barry's "Philadelphia Story," premieres in NYC

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1939

Dutch hunter shoots English bombers down

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1939

Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco

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1939

Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship

Event
1940

J Michael Plumb, Islip NY, equestrian (Oly-2 gold/4 silver-1976,84)

Birth
1940

Kevin Loughery, NBA star/coach (Balt, Phila)

Birth
1941

Sea battle at Cape Matapan: Brit fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy

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1941

Alf Clausen, Minneapolis Mn, orch leader (Mary, Simpsons)

Birth
1941

Charlie McCoy, Oak Hill WV, harmonica player (Hee Haw)

Birth
1941

Virginia [Adeline] Woolf-Stephen, author (To Lighthouse), suicide 59

Death
1942

Samuel Ramey, Colby Kansas, bass (La Scala)

Birth
1942

Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31

Death
1942

Neil Kinnock, leader of the British opposition (Labour)

Birth
1942

Brian Jones, [Lewis B Hopkin], English pop guitarist (Rolling Stones)

Birth
1942

4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38

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