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Birth(+)Fact(x)Death(-)Calendar ||| 28 March




31 events for 28 March:

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    440 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of March 1584

    Grand Prince of Moscow and Tsar of Russia Ivan the Terrible dies of a stroke while playing chess with his associate Bogdan Belsky at the age of 54 in Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia.


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    175 Years Ago Today

    Wednesday 28th of March 1849

    Botanist, numismatist and Sinologist Stephan Ladislaus Endlicher dies of unknown causes at the age of 45 in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    156 Years Ago Today

    Saturday 28th of March 1868

    Writer and political activist Maxim Gorky is born as Alexei Maximovich Peshkov in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia.


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    145 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of March 1879

    Irish republican hunger striker Terence James MacSwiney is born as Toirdhealbhach Mac Suibhne in 3 North Main Street, Cork City, Munster, Ireland.


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    143 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of March 1881

    Composer Modest Pyotrovich Mussorgsky dies of a seizure at the age of 42 in St. Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia.


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    126 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of March 1898

    Wife and victim of John Christie aka The Strangler of 10 Rillington Place Ethel Simpson is born as Simpson Waddington in 30 St Luke Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.


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    104 Years Ago Today

    Sunday 28th of March 1920

    Actor Dirk Bogarde is born as Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven van den Bogaerde in 12 Hemstal Road, London, West Hampstead, Greater London, United Kingdom.


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    103 Years Ago Today

    Monday 28th of March 1921

    Assassin of Ernst vom Rath Herschel Feibel Grynszpan is born in Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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    102 Years Ago Today

    Tuesday 28th of March 1922

    Entrepreneur Theodor Paul 'Theo' Albrecht known for co-founding Aldi supermarket is born in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


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    100 Years Ago Today

    Friday 28th of March 1924

    Writer Gerhard Fritsch is born in Wien, Wien, Austria.


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    87 Years Ago Today He Was Only an Extremely Imperfect Receiving Set

    Sunday 28th of March 1937

    54-year-old Mary Gedeon and her 20-year-old daughter Veronica are strangled and waiter Frank Byrnes is stabbed to death with an icepic by 30-year-old Artist, recurring mental hospital patient and murderer Robert George Irwin aka The Mad Sculptor in 316 East 50th Street, New York City, New York, United States.

    "Bob Irwin is nothing. I am only a receiving set. An extremely imperfect one, which can indistinctly tune in the divine mind. You have heard a radio that isn’t working well."


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    83 Years Ago Today She Did what Seemed the Best Thing to Do

    Friday 28th of March 1941

    Writer Virginia Adeline Stephen Woolf commits suicide by drowning at the age of 59 in River Ouse, Rodmell, Sussex, United Kingdom.

    Woolf put on her overcoat, filled its pockets with stones, walked into the River Ouse near her home and drowned herself. Her body was