28 March It Happened Today

1868  Death of the Earl of Cardigan, who led the “Charge of the Light Brigade” at the Battle of Balaclava.

1920  Hollywood stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford marry.

1941  The British writer Virginia Woolf commits suicide.

1969  Death of former US President and WWII general, Dwight D Eisenhower.

1979  Three Mile Island nuclear power station in Pennsylvania suffers a meltdown in the reactor core.

1980  A mine lift cage at the Vaal Reef gold mine in South Africa plunges more than a mile, killing the 23 occupants.

1985  Death of the Russian-French painter Marc Chagall.



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