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Libya: British Evacuation Day
(Commemoration of British military withdrawal: 03/28/1970)
Libya Great Britain Expedia
1515 Saint Teresa of Avila (Spanish-born Roman Catholic Saint) Spanish Political and Social Leaders Catholicism
1660 George I (German-born King of Great Britain and Ireland) German Political and Social Leaders British Political and Social Leaders Irish Political and Social Leaders British Monarchy
1760 Thomas Clarkson (English Abolitionist) English Political and Social Leaders Abolition
1862 Aristide Briand (French Statesman) French Political and Social Leaders
1914 Edmund Muskie (Maine-born Politician, Statesman) Maine Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Biography.com
1928 Zbigniew Brzezinski (Polish-American Political Scientist) Polish Political and Social Leaders Jimmy Carter Biography.com
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1893 Edmund Kirby Smith (Florida-born Last Surviving Full General of the Confederate Army) Edmund Kirby Smith Mexican-American War American Civl War Florida Historical Society Texas State Historical Association
1910 David Brewer (Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1935 Tielman Johannes de Villiers Roos (South African Statesman and Jurist) South African Political and Social Leaders Law and Legal Resources South African History
1969 Dwight Eisenhower (Texas-born Commander of U.S. Troops in World War II, 34th President of the United States) Dwight Eisenhower The American Presidency World War II History Channel
1992 William Maupins (Minnesota Civil Rights Leader) Minnesota Political and Social Leaders Civil Rights/Human Rights African-American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
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1638 Willem Kieft. the New Director-General of the New Netherlands Colony, Arrives in New Amsterdam The Netherlands New York City Colonial New York New York Historocal Society
1774 British Parliament Enacts the Coercive Acts to Restore Order Following the Boston "Tea Party British Government Colonial America Law and Legal Resources History Channel
1836 Roger B. Taney Is Sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Maryland Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court President Andrew Jackson Oyez
1845 Mexico Denounces U.S. Inviting Republic of Texas to Join the United States Mexico Mexican-American War Hispanic Heritage PBS
1854 Britain & France Declare War on Russia - Beginning the Crimean War Russia Great Britain France Crimean War French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1861 Lincoln Advises Cabinet of Recommendation to Abandon Ft. Sumter, SC and Ft. Pickens, FL Fort Sumter, South Carolina Florida President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Forts Lincoln Papers
1862 Union Victory at New Mexico's Glorieta Pass Ends Confederate Western Advance New Mexico Battle of Glorieta Pass History Channel Texas State Historical Association
1863 13th West Virginia Infantry Repels a Confederate Attack at Hurricane Bridge West Virginia Military Figures American Civil War West Virginia Archives
1865 President Lincoln Discusses Strategy with General Grant, General Sherman and Admiral Porter President Abraham Lincoln General Ulysses S. Grant American Civil War Lincoln Papers
1891 Imperial Decree Orders the Expulsion of All Jewish Artisans From the City and Government of Moscow Russia Judaism Jewish Encyclopedia
1898 Supreme Court Rules Child Born in U.S. to Chinese Immigrants Is a U.S. Citizen and May Not Be Deported U.S. Supreme Court Immigration Asian-American Heritage Oyez
1917 Turkish Governor Orders All Jews to Leave Jaffa and Tel Aviv Turkey Judaism Jewish History
1930 Constantinople & Angora Change Names to Istanbul & Ankara Turkey New York Times
1939 Franco's Nationalist Forces Occupy Madrid, Ending the Spanish Civil War Spain War Si Spain History Channel
1941 British Destroy the Italian Navy: 5 Ships & 2,303 Sailors Lost Great Britain Italy World War II Naval History HistoryNet History Channel
1942 British Royal Air Force Incinerates over 80% of Timberbuilt Lübeck, Germany Great Britain Nazi Germany World War II Aviation Institute of Historic Building Conservation
British Naval Forces Raid the Nazi-occupied French Port of St. Nazaire France Great Britain Nazi Germany World War II Naval History New York Times
1945 U.S. 12th Armored Division Crosses the Rhine on Two Pontoon Bridges Erected Near Worms Germany World War II 12th Armored Division
1954 Wisconsin Voters Begin an Unsuccessful Campaign to Recall U.S. Senator Joe McCarthy Joe McCarthy U.S. Senate Voters Red Scare Wisconsin Historical Society
1955 John M. Harlan Is Sworn in as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Illinois Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court President Dwight Eisenhower Oyez
1959 China Dissolves Tibet's Government & Installs Panchen Lama As Chairman Tibet China China Internet Information Center
1960 ANC Calls for Nationwide Stay-at-Home Day to Protest South Africa's Use of Passbooks South African Government Apartheid South African History
1972 USSR Conducts 20 kT Underground Nuclear Test in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1974 Romanian Communists Name Nicolae Ceausescu President Romania Cold War ceausescu.org Romanian Institute for Informatics
1979 Britain's Callaghan Government Loses Parliamentary Vote of Confidence Great Britain BBC
1981 France Conducts 20kT Underground Nuclear Test at Fangataufa Atoll France Nuclear Weapons The Cold War Geoscience Australia
1994 In South Africa, ANC Guards Massacre 19 Members of the Inkatha Freedom Party South Africa Death South African History
2002 The Arab League Offers Normal Relations If Israel Withdraws and Accepts a Palestinian State Israel Palestine CNN

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