Today in history (Mar. 28)

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Today is Monday, March 28, the 87th day of 2022. This is today in history.

Local news

  • In 2013, Joplin High School students held a fashion show where students created original designs out of recycled materials.
  • In 2014, current Missouri State Rep. Lane Roberts announced his plans to retire as the Joplin Police Chief
  • In 2015, Miami Police Officers arrested Brandon Jones for his alleged involvement in an Armed Robbery and Homicide. Police said a second suspect, John Kevin Rather Junior was still on the loose.

World news

  • In 1898, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, ruled 6-2 that Wong, who was born in the United States to Chinese immigrants, was an American citizen.
  • In 1939, the Spanish Civil War neared its end as Madrid fell to the forces of Francisco Franco.
  • In 1999, NATO broadened its attacks on Yugoslavia to target Serb military forces in Kosovo on the fifth straight night of airstrikes; thousands of refugees flooded into Albania and Macedonia from Kosovo.


  • In 1941, novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.
  • In 1977, “Rocky” won best picture at the 49th Academy Awards.
  • In 1987, Maria von Trapp, whose life story inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” died in Morrisville, Vermont, at age 82.


  • In 1969, the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington, D.C., at age 78.
  • In 2000, in a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court, in Florida v. J.L., sharply curtailed police power in relying on anonymous tips to stop and search people.
  • In 2012,  The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up three days of public arguments on President Barack Obama’s historic health care law.


Author Mario Vargas Llosa is 86. Country musician Charlie McCoy is 81. Movie director Mike Newell is 80. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is 77. Actor Dianne Wiest (weest) is 76. Country singer Reba McEntire is 67. Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner is 64. Actor Alexandra Billings (TV: “Transparent”) is 60. Rapper Salt (Salt-N-Pepa) is 56. Actor Tracey Needham is 55. Actor Max Perlich is 54. Movie director Brett Ratner is 53. Country singer Rodney Atkins is 53. Actor Vince Vaughn is 52. Rapper Mr. Cheeks (Lost Boyz) is 51. Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson is 49. Rock musician Dave Keuning is 46. Actor Annie Wersching is 45. Actor Julia Stiles is 41. Singer Lady Gaga is 36. Electronic musician Clayton Knight (Odesza) is 34.

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