March 28

This Day in History

1939

Spanish Civil War ends

In Spain, the Republican defenders of Madrid raise the white flag over the city, and the bloody three-year Spanish Civil War comes to an end. The conflict began in 1936 when General Francisco Franco … (more...)

845

Paris Sacked by Vikings

On this day in the year 845, Paris was sacked by Vikings. Ragnar Lodbrok (meaning Ragnar "Hairy Breeches") is one of the most notorious of all the Viking heroes and a tricky-to-unravel mix of the … (more...)

193

Emperor Assassinated, Throne Auctioned

After serving as Emperor of the Roman Empire for just three months, military official and senatorial official Pertinax was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard on this day in 193 AD. The throne was … (more...)