ON THIS DAY – March 28th

ON THIS DAY – March 28th

1939
In Spain, the Republican defenders of Madrid raised the white flag over the city, bringing to an end the bloody three-year Spanish Civil War. In 1931, Spanish King Alfonso XIII had approved elections to decide the government of Spain, and voters overwhelmingly chose to abolish the monarchy in favor of a liberal republic. But the landed aristocracy, the church, and a large military clique had increasingly employed violence in their opposition to the republic

1969
Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States and one of the most highly regarded American generals of World War II, died in Washington, D.C., at the age of 78.

1979
The most serious nuclear accident in United States history took place at the Three Mile Island plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. when one of the reactors overheated. Fortunately, a catastrophic meltdown was averted and there were no deaths or direct injuries from the accident.

source = www.history.com

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