Looking Back – March 28

Around Columbus

March 28

News around Columbus and the surrounding area as reported on or about this date in the pages of The Evening Republican and The Republic 10, 25 and 50 years ago.


Columbus attorney Gerald Angermeier died in an Easter Sunday fire at his home.


General chaos and some of the largest backlogs in history plagued the Indiana Employment Security Division’s Columbus office following January’s $2.3 million cut in the state’s unemployment insurance budget, which caused the closure of four full-time and 45 part-time offices.


Kiwanis Club members and four FFA members planted more than 60 maple, beech, sycamore and ash trees near the livestock building at Bartholomew County Fairgrounds to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kiwanis International.

Around the world


St. Teresa of Avila was born Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada.


The U.S. Senate voted to censure President Andrew Jackson for the removal of federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.


During the Crimean War, Britain and France declared war on Russia.


The Supreme Court, in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, ruled that a child born in the United States to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen.


The names of the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora were changed to Istanbul and Ankara.


The notorious Nazi propaganda film “Triumph des Willens” (Triumph of the Will), directed by Leni Riefenstahl, premiered in Berlin with Adolf Hitler present.


Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf, 59, drowned herself near her home in Lewes, East Sussex, England.


John Marshall Harlan II was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.


A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck La Ligua, Chile, leaving about 400 people dead or missing, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


The 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, died in Washington D.C. at age 78.


Maria von Trapp, whose life story inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” died in Morrisville, Vermont, at age 82.