On this day: March 28

POSTED: 04:17 PM PDT Mar 25, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 27, 2016 

Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.

OTD March 28 - Gediz earthquake
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U.S. Geological Survey

1970: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes western Turkey, killing 1,086 and injured another 1,260. The town of Gediz, home to repeated natural disasters like earthquakes and floods, was relocated following a government resolution soon after the 1970 destruction to a new place about four miles away under the name Yeni Gediz, which translates to New Gediz.


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