This Day in History on 28tth March

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 28th March. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Teacher’s Day (Slovakia)

Important Events

1556: Origin of Fasli Era (India).

1914: Komagata Maru sailed from Hong Kong to Vancouver with 351 Sikhs and 21 Punjabi Muslim youths under the captaincy of Sardar Gurjeet Singh as a part of ‘Ghadar’ Movement.

1941: Netaji Subhashchandra Bose reached Berlin after his secret underground journey from Calcutta

1963: First meeting of the National Aeronautical Laboratory Executive Council held under the chairmanship of J R D Tata.

1986: Extremist Sikhs kill 13 Hindus in Ludhiana, India.

1990: Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient.

1991: Chautala asked by Governor to prove his majority on the floor of the house

1991: IAF men die in an air crash in Bangalore.

1994: G-15 summit opens with only six heads of Government in New Delhi

1994: Leaders attack trade protectionism.

1996: JKLF declared unlawful by central govt.

1997: Final phase of repatriation of Chakma and other tribal refugees of the Chittagong Hill Tracts from Tripura begins.

1997: India and Pakistan, represented by Salman Haider and Shamshad Ahmed, Foreign Secretaries, hold official talks on issues at New Delhi.

1998: The BJP-led alliance survived its first test of trust with the support of Chandrababu Naidu’s Telgu Desam Party. Jayalalitha continues to call the shots.

1999: Pakistan decides to ease visa restrictions for the aged, women and children from India in response to New Delhi’s move towards visa relaxation for several categories of Pakistani nationals.

Birthday / Anniversary

1926: Pahelam Ratanji “”Polly”” Umrigar, cricketer (Indian batsman & captain), was born in Sholapur, Maharash

1956: Tirumalai Ananthanpillai Sekhar, great Indian cricket pace-bowler (2 Tests 1982-83 little impact), was born in Madras.

1978: Nafisa Joseph, Miss India Universe (1997), was born

1917: Umesh Chandra Panigrahi, great author and journalist, was born at Raruan, Orissa.

Death / Death Anniversary

1645: Har Govind Singh, Sikh Guru, died

1916: Ramakrishna Pillai, journalist and social reformer, passed away.

1943: Satyamurti, social reformer, politician and member of legislative council at Madras, died

1947: Abdul Bari, labour leader, passed away

1984: Bhausaheb Ranade, famous freedom fighter, passed away.

1995: Haridev Joshi, former Chief Minister of Rajasthan and former Governor of Assam Meghalay, passed away.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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