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TODAY IN HISTORY - 28 MARCH


• 193 – Praetorian Guards assassinated Roman emperor Pertinax and sold the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.


• 1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a washing machine.

• 1802 – German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers discovered 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.


• 1920 – An outbreak of 37 tornadoes across the Midwestern and Southern United States left more than 380 people dead.

• 1930 – Turkey changed the name of its largest city Constantinople to Istanbul.





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