What Happened on March 28


Historical Events

1860 – First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka begins in New Zealand
1862 – Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
1902 – 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
1981 – Viv Richards scores century in the 1st Test at his home Antigua
1999 – Nabisco Championship Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: 1992 champion Dottie Pepper wins the last of her 2 major titles, 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Meg Mallon
2019 – Study of a 71 year-old British woman who has never felt pain, for the first time understood as due to a gene mutation, published in British Journal of Anaesthesia

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Famous Birthdays

1887 – Rudolf Frederik Willem Boskaljon, musician and composer, born in Curacao, Portugal (d. 1969)
1959 – Todd Curtis, American actor (Capitol, Skip-Young and Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
1970 – James Johnson, American NFL/WLAF running back (Tampa Bucs, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming
1975 – Will Cain, American radio and TV journalist (The Will Cain Show ), born in Sherman, Texas
1979 – Park Chae-rim, South Korean actress
1989 – Afrikan Boy [Olushola Ajose], British rapper (Wot It Do?), born in Nigeria

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Famous Deaths

1673 – Adam Pijnacker, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, buried at 51
1863 – James Cooper, US attorney/senator/Union-brigadier general, dies at 52
1927 – Karl Prohaska, Austrian composer, dies at 57
1948 – Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon, dies at 77
1963 – Alec Templeton, Welsh pianist and composer (Concertino Lirico), dies at 52
1983 – Ank [Anna M] van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy), dies at 71

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