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On This Day in History - 28th March

Birthdays

1483Raphael,Italian painter, and architect. Rebuilt St Peters
1660King George I, Became King of Great Britain in 1714
1902Flora Robson, English actress
1921Sir Dirk Bogarde, Stage and screen actor
1935Michael Parkinson, Broadcaster and TV presenter
1942Neil Kinnock, Former Labour Party leader
1948Matthew Corbett, TV Entertainer; the 'Sooty show'

Events

1910Near Marseilles, France, the first ever seaplane took off
1912During the annual 'Boat Race', both Oxford and Cambridge boats sank
1917The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was formed
1945The last V2 German rocket of World War II fell on London
1964Radio Caroline, Britains first 'pirate' radio station, began broadcasting from a ship at sea
1969Dwight D Eisenhower, former President Of the US and wartime General, died
1977The film 'Rocky', starring Sylvestor Stallone, won an Oscar for best film
1979A serious radiation leak occured at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in the US