11 Things That Happened On This Day In History - 28th March

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1912 - Both the Oxford and Cambridge boats sank during the University Boat Race

2. 1939 - The Spanish civil war ends

3. 1941 - Author Virginia Woolf drowns

4. 1964 - The Beatles have 10 hits on Billboard's Hot 100 at the same time, surpassing the previous best by Elvis Presley

5. 1965 - Martin Luther King leads protests to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery, Alabama

6. 1969 - Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies of heart failure

7. 1977 - Rocky starring Sylvester Stallone wins the Oscar for best film

8. 1979 - Prime Minister James Callaghan loses a parliamentary vote of confidence by a minority of one - forcing him to call an early general election

9. 1979 - Radiation is released at Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station when a cooling plant malfunction releases radioactive steam and radiation near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, The authorities declare a general emergency, but don't inform the public until five hours after the gases escapes

10. 1986 - Lady Gaga is born 

11. 1991 - A jury returns a verdict of accidental death at the end of the inquest of 95 Liverpool football fans crushed to death in at Hillsborough, Sheffield

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

images: © Ben Sutherland, © Eamon Curry, © Vincent Teeuwen, © SMN

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