Pertinax, Roman Emperor, assassinated by Praetorian guard. Didius Julianus, highest bidder in Praetorian auction, becomes Emperor of Rome
Beginning of Scots War of Independence
Assassination of Pedro, "the Cruel," King of Castile, the first European Monarch who could write, by Henry of Trastamara at Montiel
Gunpowder first used in Europe, by the Venetians against the Genoese
Opening of St. Mary's College, Winchester, England
Vasili II, last Duke of Moscow vassal to the Tatars, dies
Fra Bartolomeo, monk, Florentine Renaissance painter born
Raphael great Italian Renaissance painter. born
Jan Amos Komensky (Comenius), Moravian educational reformer born
Execution of Henry Garner, Jesuit, for complicity in the Gunpowder Plot
Ernest Van De Wall sails from Holland in search of the Northwest Passage
Adrian Block and Hendrick Christiaensen sail to Manhattan to trade with the Indians
Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian engraver, dies at about 70
Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine.
The US Senate voted to censure President Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
Brewer Frederick Pabst born
Some musicians from the Imperial Court Orchestra of Austria gave a concert. Otto Nicolai conducted this new ensemble. It was the first concert of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Frederick William IV of Prussia was elected Emperor of the Germans by the German National Assembly.
During the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia.
Aristide Briand in France, statesman born
Outdoor advertising legislation was enacted in New York State. The law banned "painting on stones, rocks or trees."
Russian author Maxim Gorky born
The opera "Andrea Chenier," by Umberto giordano premiered in Milan, Italy.
Brewer August Anheuser Busch Jr. born
Pianist Rudolf Serkin born
Wildlife buff and zookeeper Marlin Perkins was born. (d. 1986.) Perkins, the host of "Wild Kingdom" on TV, started in Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo with a TV show called "Zoo Parade." born
Superagent Irving "Swifty" Lazar born
The first seaplane took off from Martigues near Marseilles, France, designed by Frenchman Henri Fabre.
Edmund Muskie, the 1968 democratic vice-presidential candidate born
Emma Goldman gave a speech to an audience in New York City which shocked that day's sedate society. The subject was contraception. Goldman was arrested and given a choice of paying $100 fine or going to jail for 15 days. She chose jail.
Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford are married.
Bradley A. Fiske of Washington, D.C., patented a microfilm, reading device.
Former White House national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski born
The names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.
Madrid surrendered to the nationalist forces of Generalissimo Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War.
Adolf Hitler denounced Germany's 1934 non-aggression pact with Poland.
Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf died in Lewes, England. She ended her life by walking into the River Ouse.
Country musician Charlie McCoy born
Sportscaster Red Barber and his wife Lila were married
ABC News correspondent Bill Greenwood born
Movie director Mike Newell ("Four Weddings and a Funeral") born
During World War Two, British naval forces raided the Nazi-occupied French port of St. Nazaire.
Actress Conchata Ferrell born
Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff died in Beverly Hills, California.
Basketball player-coach Rick Barry born
Rock musician Chuck Portz (The Turtles) born
Actress Dianne Wiest born
Rhythm-and-blues musician Milan Williams (The Commodores) born
Athlete Jim Thorpe died in Lomita, California.
Country singer Reba McEntire born
Sonny Werblin announced that the team, the New York Titans of the American Football League
The rock musical "Hair" opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City.
Rapper Salt (Salt-N-Pepa) born
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, died at 78, in Washington, D.C.
1,100 people were killed and 3,000 injured when an earthquake struck the town of Gediz in western Anatolia, nearly destroying the town and surrounding villages.
Rapper Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) born
Romanian Communist Party leader Nicolae Ceausescu was elected to the newly created post of president of the Socialist Republic of Romania.
A failure in the cooling system at the nuclear power plant on Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania caused a near-meltdown. It was the worst accident ever at an American civilian nuclear facility.
Actress Julia Stiles born
Voters in El Salvador went to the polls for a constituent assembly election that resulted in victory for the Christian Democrats, led by President Jose Napoleon Duarte
In Argentine, unionized workers demanding higher wages began a 24-hour general strike, paralyzing the country's industry, commerce and transportation.
The U.S. Senate approved a resolution urging President Reagan to take retaliatory trade measures against Japan unless the Japanese opened new markets to U.S. goods. The same day, Japan announced it would increase auto exports to the U.S. by 25%.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi presided over a rally in which he proclaimed victory over the United States in a just-ended confrontation in the Gulf of Sidra.
Maria von Trapp, whose life inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music," died in Morrisville, Vermont, at age 82.
Richard Gephardt ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination following his third-place finish in the Michigan caucuses.
President Bush sent three high-ranking officials to Alaska to "take a hard look" at the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska's Prince William Sound.
British customs officials announced they had foiled an attempt to supply Iraq with 40 American-made devices for triggering nuclear weapons, following an 18-month investigation by U.S. and British authorities.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Boris N. Yeltsin marched in Moscow in defiance of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's ban on rallies.
Fire seriously damaged the US Embassy in Moscow.
Former President Reagan declared his support for the so-called "Brady Bill" requiring a seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases.
Democrats Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown clashed over Brown's flat-tax proposal, with Clinton charging the plan would hurt the poor, and Brown accusing Clinton of inventing "another big lie."
Montreal not heard live very often: Stravinsky's "Jeu de cartes," Bizet's "Symphony in C," and the complete ballet music for "Bacchus et Ariane" by Albert Roussel.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin and his chief political rival, parliament speaker Ruslan Khasbulatov, claimed victory after surviving attempts by the Russian Congress to oust them.
About ten-thousand people marched in Dublin, Ireland, to protest an IRA bombing that claimed the lives of two young boys.
Chinese Premier Li Peng won a second term.
More than 50 people were killed in violence that erupted in Johannesburg, South Africa, during a march by Zulu nationalists.
Absurdist playwright Eugen Lonesco died in Paris at age 81.
In Japan, Mitsubishi Bank and the Bank of Tokyo agreed to a merger to create the world's largest bank.
Congress passed the line-item veto, giving the president power to cut government spending by scrapping specific programs.
The space shuttle "Atlantis"' astronauts said goodbye to the crew of Russia's space station "Mir" and then flew away, leaving Shannon Lucid behind for a five-month stay in orbit.
A medical examiner revealed that some members of the Heaven's Gate cult who'd committed suicide in a California mansion had also been castrated in apparent pursuit of the group's ideal of androgynous immortality.
President Clinton, during his visit to South Africa, went to Soweto, a landmark in the bloody uprising against apartheid, to honor South Africans "who answered the call of conscience" and defeated their country's system of white supremacy.
The Baltimore Orioles beat a Cuban all-star team 3-2 in Havana.
NATO broadened its attacks on Yugoslavia to target Serb military forces in Kosovo in the fifth straight night of airstrikes; thousands of refugees flooded into Albania and Macedonia from Kosovo.
Venus Williams beat kid sister Serena 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to win the Lipton Championships in the first all-sister women's final in 115 years.
In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court sharply curtailed police power to rely on anonymous tips to stop and search people.
A federal appeals court in San Francisco threw out a record $107 million verdict against anti-abortion activists, ruling that a Web site and wanted posters branding abortion doctors "baby butchers'' and criminals were protected by the First Amendment.
The authors of a book on the Oklahoma City bombing revealed that during prison interviews, Timothy McVeigh had shown no remorse for what happened, and called the 19 children who died "collateral damage.''
Sri Lanka accepts 'One China' policy
New Zealand Labour Party announces 'early election' list
Australia silent on UN racism committee condemnation
Risk of major US shipyard Bath Iron Works closure termed "substantial" by Maine Congressman
India may rise as regional power
Four Americans die from mine impact in Afghanistan
Zimbabwe church leader calls for uprising against Mugabe
IRS goes after eBay sellers
Harvard women's hockey loses NCAA title to Minnesota for second straight year
First bird flu case reported in North Korea
Foreign governments move to aid earthquake region
Tsunami fears rise after latest Indonesian temblor
Magnitude 8.7 earthquake hits Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Crowded House drummer found dead
Bobby Fischer sues US Government from new Icelandic home
Motive in Wisconsin church murder-suicide a mystery
Freak wave drags funeral party out to sea
Space station crew perform successful spacewalk
Ireland's smoking ban a success after first year
New Kygryz parliament backs Bakiyev, lower house of former parliament steps down
Stanford women's basketball knocks three-time champion Connecticut out of NCAA tournament
Another arrest in Minnesota school shooting
Cure for cat allergies may be close, with help from some mice
China and Taiwan react to "326" rally
Australian artist Pro Hart dies
Long Beach, CA Redevelopment Agency ends talks for church
Buffalo, N.Y. hotel proposal gets final approval by city Planning Board
Former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger dies at 88
White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card resigns
UK petrol prices rise to five-month high
Exit polls suggest Kadima victory in Israeli elections
Thai police forward anti-Thaksin PAD accusations to Corruption Commission
Beatles' Apple Corps sues Apple Computer
Turn up and don't vote, urge anti-Thaksin activists
Rivers flood in central Europe
5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Tokyo
Thousands strike in UK over pensions
Thousands rally in Columbus, Ohio, for undocumented immigrants' rights
Australia grants temporary asylum to 12 Commonwealth Games athletes
Cricket World Cup: Australia vs West Indies
School children and teachers taken hostage in Philippines
Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka vs South Africa
Final Harry Potter book's cover art released
NHL: Hecht leads Sabres over Devils
Major Pakistan newspaper under government pressure
UK freezes business arrangements with Iran; detained sailors and marines shown on TV
Woman, 87, raped in her own home in UK
Poison drummer Rikki Rockett arrested for rape
Russian oil depot burning after explosion
Cassini discovers organic material on Saturn moon
United States Army suspends ammo contract for Afghan security forces
National Hockey League news: March 28, 2008
Zimbabwe prepares for election
TaiSPO: Interview with Ideal Bike Corporation and Gary Silva
Tom Cruise spoofed in film 'Superhero Movie'
Dam in Indonesia bursts, dozens killed
Wind-powered land vehicle breaks speed record
14 killed in Russian bus-truck collision
Dozens of cats removed from feces-ridden New Jersey house
Somali pirates seize two European tankers, Seychelles yacht
"Freedom Tower" renamed "1 World Trade Center"
Manitoba residents receive evacuation flood alerts
Courts uphold firing of Pennsylvania cop who lost sense of smell
Wikipedia and sister projects prepare new, easier interface
Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek gets hero's welcome in hometown
Jenson Button wins Australian Grand Prix
Sheffield tram-train project back on the rails
Battle for Trafalgar Square, London as violence breaks out between demonstrators and riot police
British police charge taxi driver with murder
Thousands gather in London to protest against government cuts
Nottingham Express Transit extensions get Government approval
US lottery jackpot tops $500 million, sets world record
Nelson Mandela hospitalised again with lung infection recurrence