28th March

The events happened on 28th March are :

1930 : Constantinople renamed Istanbul : Built as Byzantium about 657 BC, then renamed Constantinople in the 4th century AD after Constantine the Great made the city his capital, the Turkish city of Istanbul officially received its present name on this day in 1930.

1979 : At 4:00 AM an automatic valve mistakenly closed at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, culminating in radioactive leakage.

1969 : Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, died in Washington, D.C.

1939 : Francisco Franco, leader of the Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War, captured the capital city of Madrid en route to his overthrow of the democratic Spanish republic.

1920 : American motion-picture actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were wed.

1890 : American bandleader Paul Whiteman, called the “King of Jazz” for popularizing a musical style that helped to introduce jazz to mainstream audiences during the 1920s and '30s, was born.

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