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    What happened on December 28

    • December 28, 0418 St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    • December 28, 1065 Westminster Abbey is consecrated.

    • December 28, 1308 "The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins."

    • December 28, 1612 "Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star."

    • December 28, 1694 "Queen Mary II of England dies of smallpox after five years of joint rule with her husband, King William III."

    • December 28, 1816 American Colonization Society organizes

    • December 28, 1832 John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.

    • December 28, 1832 John Calhoun becomes first VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)

    • December 28, 1835 Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the U.S. Army.

    • December 28, 1836 South Australia and Adelaide are founded.

    • December 28, 1836 Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico.

    • December 28, 1837 Upper Canada Governor Francis Bond Head 1793-1875 approves raising of six regiments of incorporated militia to head off potential rebellion

    • December 28, 1846 Iowa becomes 29th state

    • December 28, 1846 Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.

    • December 28, 1849 "M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect"

    • December 28, 1850 "Rangoon, Burma, destroyed by fire"

    • December 28, 1859 William Coldwell and William Buckingham publish first issue of The Nor'Wester at Fort Garry

    • December 28, 1867 "United States claims Midway Island, first territory annexed outside Continental limits."

    • December 28, 1869 "The Knights of Labor, a union of Philadelphia, PA tailors, hold the first Labor Day ceremonies in the US."

    • December 28, 1869 "William E. Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio patents chewing gum."

    • December 28, 1869 "William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon OH, patents chewing gum"

    • December 28, 1877 "John Stevens, WI, applies for patent on flour rolling mill"

    • December 28, 1879 North British Railway's train falls as Firth bridge collapses (Scot)

    • December 28, 1879 "The Tay Bridge Disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses as a train passed over it, killing 75."

    • December 28, 1887 "Sir John Layton Jarvis, first British race horse trainer knighted"

    • December 28, 1895 The Lumire brothers have their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines marking the debut of the cinema.

    • December 28, 1897 "Edmond Rostand's play, Cyrano de Bergerac, premieres in Paris."

    • December 28, 1902 The first indoor professional American football game is played in New York City at Madison Square Garden.

    • December 28, 1902 Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US

    • December 28, 1906 Ecuador adopts its constitution

    • December 28, 1908 "An earthquake rocks Messina, Sicily killing over 75,000."

    • December 28, 1908 "Over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy."

    • December 28, 1912 San Francisco Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI)

    • December 28, 1912 The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco.

    • December 28, 1915 San Francisco City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph

    • December 28, 1926 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service

    • December 28, 1929 Wilfred Wop May 1896-1952 flies first official air mail north to Aklavik NWT

    • December 28, 1932 "Henry Vernon 'Harry' Howell hockey player, defenseman, was born at Hamilton, Ontario"

    • December 28, 1934 "Stalin used the assassination of an aide as an opportunity to execute more than one hundred officials, beginning a series of purges that eliminated most of the old Bolsheviks"

    • December 28, 1935 "Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union."

    • December 28, 1935 W.P.A. Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC

    • December 28, 1942 Robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times

    • December 28, 1943 Canadian troops enter the medieval town of Ortona after a week of battling enemy paratroopers in house to house fighting; Germans moved out quickly the night before when they were in danger of being cut off

    • December 28, 1944 The Broadway musical On the Town opens in New York City.

    • December 28, 1945 "Congress officially recognizes ""Pledge of Allegiance"""

    • December 28, 1945 The President directed that the Coast Guard be transferred from the Navy and returned to the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department.

    • December 28, 1945 The U.S. Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance.

    • December 28, 1948 "The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida."

    • December 28, 1948 The IDF crosses the Egyptian border

    • December 28, 1950 "Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea"

    • December 28, 1950 The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.

    • December 28, 1957 The two-millionth Volkswagen was finished on this day in 1957

    • December 28, 1959 Jazz pianist Bill Evans records the album Portrait in Jazz with his newly formed Bill Evans Trio.

    • December 28, 1960 "Raymond Bourque hockey player, was born at Montreal, Quebec"

    • December 28, 1961 Number one hit on UK music charts - Danny Williams - Moon River

    • December 28, 1966 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass

    • December 28, 1968 "100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival"

    • December 28, 1968 "Beatles' ""Beatles-The White Album,"" goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks"

    • December 28, 1970 "Paul Rose, his brother Jacques Rose, and Francis Simard captured at 4;30 am in tunnel under farmhouse near Montreal; suspected FLQ terrorists, kidnappers and murderers of Quebec Labour Minister Pierre Laporte"

    • December 28, 1973 "Gulag Archipelago, an expose' of the Soviet prison system, is published by Alexander Solzhenitsyn."

    • December 28, 1973 The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.

    • December 28, 1974 "More than 5,200 people killed in Pakistan earthquake"

    • December 28, 1974 Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jf at a clandestine congress.

    • December 28, 1975 "Rob Niedermayer hockey player, was born at Cassiar, British Columbia"

    • December 28, 1981 "Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first US test-tube baby, is born in Norfolk, Virginia."

    • December 28, 1981 "The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia."

    • December 28, 1984 "TV soap ""The Edge of Night"" ends 28 year run"

    • December 28, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

    • December 28, 1985 Warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement

    • December 28, 1987 In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 16

    • December 28, 1988 US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism

    • December 28, 1989 "A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people."

    • December 28, 1990 2 die in a NYC subway accident

    • December 28, 1991 Irene the Icon of the Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen

    • December 28, 1991 Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of the Year

    • December 28, 1993 "Timmins, Ontario country singer Shania Twain marries her producer Robert John ""Mutt& Lang."

    • December 28, 1999 "Clayton Moore, star of the 1950s TV show The Lone Ranger, dies in Los Angeles at age 85.dec29"

    • December 28, 1999 Saparmurat Niyazov is proclaimed President for Life in Turkmenistan.

    • December 28, 2000 "Montgomery Ward announces it is closing 250 stores and laying off 37,000 workers"

    • December 28, 2000 U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.

    • December 28, 2005 A U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II

    • December 28, 2009 "25 dead and dozens injured in a suicide bombing on a Shia procession on the day of Ashura, in Karachi, Pakistan."

    • December 28, 2009 77-year-old Japanese Finance Minister Hirohisa Fujii is hospitalised after suffering from high blood pressure and fatigue.

    • December 28, 2009 "A mine explosion in Shuangbai County, Yunnan causes more deaths to add to those from a similar incident in Jiexiu, Shanxi yesterday, bringing the total deaths for the two incidents to 17, with six other people still trapped."

    • December 28, 2009 "A Vietnamese court sentences a former dissident army officer, Tran Anh Kim, to five years in prison on charges of subverting the government."

    • December 28, 2009 "At least 10 people die and 19 others are injured when more than 100 vehicles smash into each other near Poyang Lake in Jiangxi, China."

    • December 28, 2009 "At least 2,000 hectares and 20 homes are destroyed and hundreds of people are evacuated after a suspected arson causes forest fires in Valpara”so, Chile."

    • December 28, 2009 "At least 25 people are confirmed wounded after battles over a fatal stabbing between local people and gold miners from Brazil in Albina, Suriname."

    • December 28, 2009 "Authorities in Guangdong, China shut down a battery factory and commence health checks of all children in the region after it is discovered that dozens of poisoned children had high levels of lead in their blood."

    • December 28, 2009 "China donates 1.1 million dollars to an irrigation project in Guant namo Province, Cuba."

    • December 28, 2009 "Clashes between joint military-police forces and an Islamic sect in Bauchi, Nigeria, result in at least 35 deaths."

    • December 28, 2009 Construction begins on China's largest civil aircraft final assembly base in Shanghai.

    • December 28, 2009 Iran declares martial law in Najafabad following a week of protest and 2 days of violence.

    • December 28, 2009 "Ireland's most senior Cardinal, Cahal Daly, is reported to be ""seriously ill"" in hospital."

    • December 28, 2009 "One woman dies and at least 18 people are injured after a bus overturns in Gorey, Ireland. An ambulance also overturns."

    • December 28, 2009 "President of Venezuela Hugo Ch vez quotes Mary and Karl Marx in a New Year message broadcast by state media, describing an end to the ""illusion"" of Barack Obama and predicting a global ecological disaster."

    • December 28, 2009 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opens the Eastern Siberia ? Pacific Ocean oil pipeline.

    • December 28, 2009 Security forces in Iran arrest several opposition figures after recent demonstrations.

    • December 28, 2009 Seven people die in a series of avalanche incidents in Italy.

    • December 28, 2009 "Thailand begins repatriating 4,000 Hmong to Laos against their will, despite international protest."

    • December 28, 2009 "Three people are dead and two are seriously injured following a fuel tanker crash and explosion near Batemans Bay, on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia."

    • December 28, 2009 "Three people die and two others are injured when a bomb suspected to have come from Nepal's civil war explodes in Chitwan, southwest of Kathmandu."

    • December 28, 2009 Two Argentine men become the first gay couple to legally marry in Latin America at a civil ceremony.

    • December 28, 2009 "Xinhua News Agency says China has rescued 25 sailors and the De Xin Hai, the hijacked Chinese cargo ship, two months after they were seized off Somalia."







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