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Famous Events For December 28

Famous Events For December 28 – Today In History

What Happened on December 28 in World History?

Early Centuries – December 28 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. December 28, 0418 – St Boniface I start his career as Catholic Pope
2. December 28, 0801 – capture of Barcelona by Louis the V Rome
3. December 28, 1065 – sanctification of Westminster Abbey
4. December 28, 1308 – installation of Hanazono as Emperor of Japan
5. December 28, 1612 – Discovery of Neptune by Galileo; He observes and records as a “fixed star” without knowing it is a planet
6. December 28, 1614 – a Sperm whale washed up on the beach of Noordwijk

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18th Century – What Happened on December 28 – The 1700s

7. December 28, 1732 – first advertisement in “Poor Richard’s Almanack” (Pennsylvania Gazette)
8. December 28, 1767 – King Taksin established his capital in Thonburi after his installation as king of Thailand
9. December 28, 1781 – Louis XVI appointed Comte de Rochambeau and Nicolas Luckner as Marshal of France before the French Revolution and they were the last to be posted to that position

19th Century – December 28 This Day That Year – The 1800s

10. December 28, 1816 – founding of American Colonization Society
11. December 28, 1821 – Italian Composer Gioacchini Rossini leaves Paris to settle in Bologna
12. December 28, 1828 – an earthquake of strength 6.8 strikes Echigo, Japan, killed 30,000
13. December 28, 1832 – John C. Calhoun was the first Vice President to step down due to differences with President Jackson
14. December 28, 1836 – Spain acknowledges the independence of Mexico

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15. December 28, 1836 – Captain John Hindmarsh (later Rear Admiral, Governor, Sir) read out the formal proclamation announcing that South Australia was a British Province in the present-day Adelaide suburb of Glenelg North
16. December 28, 1836 – official proclamation of the colony of Adelaide, South Australia
17. December 28, 1846 – Iowa admitted as the 29th state of the Union
18. December 28, 1849 – the invention of dry-cleaning by Jolly-Bellin was a chance he observe the cleaning effect when turpentine and oil fell on his clothing and the effect of cleaning
19. December 28, 1850 – fire devastates Rangoon, Burma
20. December 28, 1860 – Arrival of Harriet Tubman in Auburn, New York to achieve her goal of getting freedom for slaves, through the Underground Railroad; she had avoided detention for the last 8 years
21. December 28, 1867 – United States asserts its rights on Midway Island, the first region annexed outside Continental limits
22. December 28, 1869 – copyright is given to William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio for his chewing gum
23. December 28, 1877 – application by John Stevens for copyrights for his invention of flour rolling mill
24. December 28, 1878 – circular letter by Pope Leo XIII on Quod apostolic muneris (socialism)
25. December 28, 1879 – A train belonging to the North British Railway falls when the Tay bridge collapses (Scotland)
26. December 28, 1887 – ‘Knighthood’ conferred on John Layton Jarvis, the 1st British racehorse trainer
27. December 28, 1893 – French army lieutenant Boiteux seizes Timbuktu
28. December 28, 1895 – first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris, by Lumiere brothers, the makers of the film
29. December 28, 1897 – first performance of “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand in Paris

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day December 28 – 1900s

30. December 28, 1902 – In the first professional indoor soccer play, Syracuse defeats Philadelphia, 6-0 at Madison Square Garden, NYC
31. December 28, 1902 – Hawaii and the US linked through Trans-Pacific cable links
32. December 28, 1903 – debut performance of “Glad of It” by Clyde Fitch in NYC
33. December 28, 1904 – publication for the first time, daily weather predictions
34. December 28, 1905 – establishment of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the US, later called NCAA in 1910
35. December 28, 1905 – In a cricket match between NSW and Victoria, VSW were all out for 805 and won by an innings and 253 runs
36. December 28, 1906 – Ecuador approves its second liberal constitution
37. December 28, 1908 – nearly 80,000 people lost their lives when a severe earthquake struck Messina in Italy
38. December 28, 1910 – premiere of the opera “Konigskinder” in NYC
39. December 28, 1912 – assembly of the National Council of Young Israel
40. December 28, 1912 – streetcars owned by Municipality run in San Francisco, California when the SF Municipal Railway commences operation at Geary St (MUNI)
41. December 28, 1914 – Russians after completing the war at Armenia for weeks drive away the Turks
42. December 28, 1915 – Mayor James Rolph bestows the San Francisco City Hall
43. December 28, 1915 – The British Cabinet acknowledges the exact nature of war by approving the enforced martial service, with unmarried men to be recruited to military service before married one
44. December 28, 1918 – Montreal’s Georges Vezina was the first goalkeeper to achieve an assist in the Canadiens’ 6-3 victory over the Toronto Arenas

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45. December 28, 1921 – The commencement of the Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa; the revolt just began as a strike by white mineworkers and converted into an armed revolt against the state
46. December 28, 1923 – debut performance of “St Joan” by George Bernard Shaw in NYC
47. December 28, 1925 – debut performance of the musical “Tip-Toes” by George and Ira Gershwin in NYC
48. December 28, 1926 – Arther Mailey takes 4/362 in 64 overs with no maidens in a match between NSW Vs Victoria
49. December 28, 1926 – England-India mail and passenger service commenced by Imperial Airways
50. December 28, 1926 – Ponsford and Ryder achieved 352 and 295 runs respectively against NSW
51. December 28, 1926 – Victoria scored 1107 all out against NSW at the MCG when 22348 fans attended the match
52. December 28, 1927 – debut performance of “Royal Family” by George Kaufman and Moss Hart in NYC
53. December 28, 1928 – “Mother of the Blues” was the last recording by Ma Rainey
54. December 28, 1931 – stepping down of Chiang Kai-shek and installation of Lin-Sen in his place as President of Nanjing-China
55. December 28, 1934 – the movie “Bright Eyes” containing the song “On the Good Ship Lollipop” and featuring Shirley Temple debuts

56. December 28, 1934 – the commencement of the first-ever Women’s cricket international between England V Australia in Australia
57. December 28, 1935 – inauguration of the W P A Federal Art Project Gallery in NYC
58. December 28, 1935 – Publication by Pravda of a letter by Pavel Postyshev to bring back the earlier New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union
59. December 28, 1937 – Fascist Octavian Goga takes oath as Prime Minister of Romania
60. December 28, 1938 – during his first test cricket match against South Africa, Paul Gibb achieves 106 runs
61. December 28, 1940 – during the 2nd innings of the play, cricketer Arthur Morris scores 111
62. December 28, 1941 – Bohemia and Moravia declare the restrictions on the movement of people and other restrictions (state of siege) in the city
63. December 28, 1942 – planned fight ordered by Oberkommando Wehrmacht out of Kaukasus
64. December 28, 1942 – Robert Sullivan created a record by becoming the first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times
65. December 28, 1943 – The Soviet Union expelled all Kalmyk populaces of the Republic of Kalmukkie to Central Asia and Siberia. Many lost their life on the way
66. December 28, 1944 – discussion between Eisenhower and Montgomery in Hasselt, Belgium
67. December 28, 1944 – Award of Distinguished Flying Cross to Buddy Lewis, earlier baseman of Washington
68. December 28, 1944 – debut performance of the musical “On the Town” by Leonard Bernstein in NYC

69. December 28, 1944 – the first player to score 8 points in one play in the history of NHL with 5 goals and 3 assists by Montreal right wing Maurice “Rocket” Richards. The Canadians defeated the Detroit Red Wings 9-1
70. December 28, 1945 – “Pledge of Allegiance” formally approved by Congress
71. December 28, 1947 – During the NFL championship title play, Chic Cards defeat Philadelphia Eagles, 28-21
72. December 28, 1947 – Chicago Cardinals defeat Philadelphia Eagles, 28-21 in the Cardinals’ only championship win at the National Football League Championship, Comiskey Park, Chicago
73. December 28, 1948 – crossing of the Egyptian border by IDF
74. December 28, 1948 – The Dutch control the whole of Middle Java
75. December 28, 1948 – A study launched by the US to create an Earth Satellite
76. December 28, 1948 – An aircraft DC-3 NC16002 goes missing 50 miles south of Miami, Florida
77. December 28, 1949 – ambitions plan by 20th Century Fox to produce TV programs initiated
78. December 28, 1950 – Chinese army crosses the 38th Parallel and enters South Korea
79. December 28, 1950 – The first National Park of the United Kingdom was the Peak District
80. December 28, 1952 – Detroit Lions defeat Cleveland Browns, 17-7 during the National Football League Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium
81. December 28, 1953 – TV transmission channel 3 in Jackson, MS commences airing programs on NBC
82. December 28, 1954 – USA defeats Australia in the 43rd Davis Cup in Sydney (3-2)
83. December 28, 1956 – The last episode of Miss Frances’s TV education program, Ding Dong School, on NBC TV
84. December 28, 1957 – Refusal by CBS to air baseball where minor league plays are played
85. December 28, 1957 – Atomic test by USSR
86. December 28, 1957 – Australia defeats USA during the 46th Davis Cup in Melbourne (3-2)
87. December 28, 1958 – Baltimore Colt defeats the New York Giants at the 26th NFL championship title play to gain the title
88. December 28, 1958 – Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) becomes #1
89. December 28, 1958 – “The Greatest Game Ever Played” – Baltimore Colts defeat New York Giants, 23-17 in the first ever sudden-death overtime play in NFL history (17 would-be members of Professional Football Hall of Fame participated in the play)

90. December 28, 1958 –In the first NFL playoff game to go into sudden death overtime, Baltimore Colts defeat New York Giants, 23-17, during the National Football League Championship, Yankee Stadium, NYC
91. December 28, 1960 – Australia defeats Italy in the 49th Davis Cup in Sydney
92. December 28, 1961 – debut performance of “Night of the Iguana” by Tennessee Williams in NYC
93. December 28, 1961 – Australia defeats Italy in the 50th Davis Cup in Melbourne (5-0)
94. December 28, 1962 – Elizabethstad Katanga seized by UN troops
95. December 28, 1962 – Australia defeats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0) in the 51st Davis Cup
96. December 28, 1963 – last show of “Double Dublin” at Little Theater NYC after 4 shows
97. December 28, 1963 – last show of “Jennie” at Majestic Theatr NYC after 82 shows
98. December 28, 1963 – debut presence of Merle Haggard on the country chart with “Sing a Sad Song”
99. December 28, 1963 – Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark achieves his 7th Grant Prix of the F1 season of the South African event at Prince George Circuit. He was the first Scotsman to achieve the World Drivers Championship
100. December 28, 1964 – A narrative piece of music, (cantata), “The Execution of Stepan Razin” by Dmitri Shostakovich debuts
101. December 28, 1964 – Shooting of the film, “Doctor Zhivago” started
102. December 28, 1965 – award of the Best European Football Player title to Benfica striker Eusebio; the first Portuguese nation to achieve this title and only Benfica player
103. December 28, 1966 – in a train accident in Everett, Massachusetts, 13 lost their life
104. December 28, 1966 – Atomic test by China at Lop Nor, PRC
105. December 28, 1966 – Australia defeats India in Melbourne (4-1)
106. December 28, 1967 – TV Transmission channel 27 in Topeka, KS on NBC
107. December 28, 1967 – The first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange was Muriel Siebert

108. December 28, 1967 – Australia defeats Spain in the 56th Davis Cup in Brisbane (4-1)
109. December 28, 1968 – 100,000 people participated in the Miami Pop Festival
110. December 28, 1968 – USA defeats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
111. December 28, 1968 – The studio album by Beatles “White Album” attains the #1 position and remains #1 for 9 weeks
112. December 28, 1968 – Beirut Aerodrome attacked by Israel
113. December 28, 1968 – TV transmission channel 38 in San Francisco, California airs its first program
114. December 28, 1969 – debut performance of “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” by Neil Simon in NYC
115. December 28, 1969 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
116. December 28, 1969 – Mike Clark, striker of Dallas Cowboy, while playing against Cleveland tries an on-side kick but misses the ball
117. December 28, 1970 – premiere of “Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen” at Majestic NYC for 19 presentations
118. December 28, 1970 – Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) approves its constitution
119. December 28, 1971 – Hashish is now brought under the control of the Dutch Opium Law (Opiumwet)
120. December 28, 1971 – The best European football player title was awarded to Ajax forward Johan Cruyff ahead of Inter forward Sandro Mazzola and Manchester United winger George Best; the first Dutch player and Ajax player to achieve the title
121. December 28, 1972 – Kim II-song assumes charge as president of North Korea
122. December 28, 1972 – the remains of Martin Bormann found in Berlin (Hitler’s deputy)
123. December 28, 1972 – in a bomb blast attack on the village of Belturbet, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland, two people lost their lives
124. December 28, 1973 – The Endangered Species Act became a Law after being approved by the US President Nixon
125. December 28, 1973 – Akron Ohio dismisses its own Chamber of Commerce from Soap Box Derby

126. December 28, 1973 – publication of a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union, “Gulag Archipelago” by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
127. December 28, 1973 – Comet Kohoutek is at the closest distance
128. December 28, 1974 – earthquake of magnitude 6.3
129. December 28, 1974 – an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 devastates Pakistan killing 5200 people
130. December 28, 1974 – Inauguration of a political movement And-Jef at a secret assembly by Senegalese Marxist group Reenu-Rew
131. December 28, 1975 – premiere program of radio Hilversum IV
132. December 28, 1975 – 4000 died when an earthquake hit Pakistan
133. December 28, 1975 – During his first Test Cricket match Vs West Indies Gray Cosier achieves 109 runs at MCG
134. December 28, 1975 – Red Army defeats NY Rangers, 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
135. December 28, 1975 – In the NFC Divisional Playoff game, Cowboy quarterback Roger Staubach, when only a 32-second game was left, a desperate attempt is made to pass a 50-yard winning touchdown to Drew Pearson to win the Minnesota Vikings and thus “The Hail Mary” play was born
136. December 28, 1975 – After the Cold War, The New York Rangers was the first team in history, to play against the Soviet hockey group – Soviet Army defeated the Rangers, 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
137. December 28, 1976 – premiere of the “Fiddler on the Roof” at Winter Garden Theater NYC to give 167 presentations
138. December 28, 1976 – Genie Francis is set to join Laura Vining in “General Hospital”
139. December 28, 1976 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
140. December 28, 1976 – Winnie Mandela prohibited in South Africa
141. December 28, 1976 – for the 2nd time, Europe’s best football player award to Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer; defeats Anderlecht winger Rob Rensenbrink and Dukla Prague goalie Ivo Viktor
142. December 28, 1978 – Mike Bossy scores the 30th hat trick for Islander in its history
143. December 28, 1980 – cancellation of the fishing arrangements between Mexico and the US
144. December 28, 1981 – shifting of Cleveland Metroparks Administrative office from the lower business part of the city to the Zoo
145. December 28, 1981 – revision of price from $1.68 to $1.98 for its 45 records by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic
146. December 28, 1981 – Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby, was born in Norfolk, Virginia
147. December 28, 1982 – The Best European Football Player Award to Juventus striker Paolo Rossi; defeats Bordeaux midfielder Alain Giresse and Juventus Polish midfielder Zbigniew Boniek
148. December 28, 1983 – Australia defeats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2) at the 72nd Davis Cup
149. December 28, 1983 – Gavaskar beats Bradman’s record of 29 by scoring his 30th century
150. December 28, 1983 – Dec.31 1984 was set by the US to quit UNESCO
151. December 28, 1983 – A three-year agreement between Warren Cromartie and with Yomiuri Giants for $2.5 million

152. December 28, 1984 – The plant Creosote is believed to be 11,700 years old
153. December 28, 1984 – The Congress party led by Rajiv Gandhi was victorious in the General Election in India
154. December 28, 1984 – The soap advt serial “Edge of Nights” stops its program after 28 years of the show
155. December 28, 1984 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk, USSR
156. December 28, 1984 – Queen Elizabeth II awards British Poet Laureate to Ted Hughes
157. December 28, 1985 – Atomic test by the US at Nevada Test Site
158. December 28, 1985 – a peace agreement opposing Lebanese Muslim and Christian leaders
159. December 28, 1986 – Australia defeats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2) and Pat Davis rated 412th rank in the world – at the 75th Davis Cup
160. December 28, 1987 – R Gene Simmons murders 2, 14 bodies of his relatives were discovered near his home at Dover Ark in Arkansas
161. December 28, 1988 – Dharma Transmission to John Tarrant, 1st Aust born Zen teacher
162. December 28, 1988 – Yonkers was found guilty of racism by the US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
163. December 28, 1988 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
164. December 28, 1989 – nomination of Alexander Dubeck as Chairman of the Federal Assembly (Parliament) of Czechoslovakia
165. December 28, 1989 – 11 people lost their lives when an earthquake struck Newcastle Australia
166. December 28, 1990 – In a fire caused by an electrical fault in a tunnel near Clark Street, Brooklyn, in NYC, 2 people lost their life and 188 were wounded
167. December 28, 1990 – Florida State defeats Penn State, 24-17 in a Blockbuster Bowl 1
168. December 28, 1991 – At a RAP basketball play at City College, NYC, 8 people were crumpled to death
169. December 28, 1991 – The Icon of the Greek Orthodox church, Irene, stolen earlier, returned
170. December 28, 1991 – the crowning of Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez as the 41st Miss World
171. December 28, 1991 – Time Magazine Man of Year name to Ted Turner
172. December 28, 1993 – The stock value of Dow-Jones reaches a maximum of 3793.49
173. December 28, 1993 – Yandi Paula forms the government in Dutch Antilles
174. December 28, 1993 – Kirk Muller is described as an all-time NJ Devils scorer (521pts) by John Maclean
175. December 28, 1993 – premiere classical music singing by Andrea Bocelli at a performance at Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia
176. December 28, 1993 – Europe’s best football player title to Juventus Italian striker Roberto Baggio ahead of Inter forward Dennis Bergkamo and Manchester United striker Eric Cantona
177. December 28, 1994 – 20th Test Cricket century achieved by David Boon (131 V England, MCG)
178. December 28, 1994 – infection in the bile duct forces Tammy Wynette to be hospitalized
179. December 28, 1994 – a movie, “The Madness of King George” on the theme of a drama by Alan Bennett, guided by Nicholas Hytner featuring Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren debuts in the US
180. December 28, 1996 – In a cricket match in Durban, India scored 100 in the first innings but were all out for 66
181. December 28, 1997 – Sting defeats Hollywood Hogan to achieve the WCW championship title
182. December 28, 1999 – appointment of Saparmurat Niyazov as President for Life in Turkmenistan

21st Century – December 28 This Day In History – The 2000s

183. December 28, 2000 – Montgomery Ward, a US retail business tycoon declares that they are retiring after 128 years
184. December 28, 2001 – agreement reached in a meeting in Cairo the OPEC ministers agreed to bring down the price of crude oil production quotas by a combined 1.5 million barrels per day
185. December 28, 2002 – Establishment of LinkedIn by Reid Hoffman and others in Mountain View, California
186. December 28, 2005 – John Demjanjuk was ordered to be sent back to Ukraine by a US immigration magistrate for war crimes on humankind during WW II
187. December 28, 2007 – The provisional parliament declares Nepal a federal democratic Republic in place of the dismissed empire
188. December 28, 2008 – Green Bay Packers defeat Detroit Lions,31-21 at Lambeau Field; first time in the NFL record to go without a victory in a 16-play season
189. December 28, 2009 – In a self-destructing bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan, when the Shia Muslims were witnessing the Day of Ashura, 43 people lost their life
190. December 28, 2009 – premiere performance of Scarlett Johansson in an Arthur Miller play, “A View from the Bridge” on Broadway
191. December 28, 2012 – in a bus accident that fell into a river in Western Nepal, 13 people lost their life and 19 wounded
192. December 28, 2012 – The adoption of Russian children by US citizens was prohibited by an Act approved by Vladimir Putin
193. December 28, 2013 – Chris Weidman defends his UFC Middleweight Championship title by defeating Anderson Silva
194. December 28, 2013 – a two-year child in Guinea died of an unknown hemorrhagic fever followed by their mother, sister, and grandmother making the presence of the Ebola epidemic
195. December 28, 2014 – 162 passengers on board an Indonesia Air Asia Flight were killed when smashed due to inclement weather in the Java Sea
196. December 28, 2015 – agreement between Japan and South Korea over WWII “comfort women”; Japan expresses its sorrow and pays 1bn yen in compensation
197. December 28, 2017 – detention of an Iranian woman, Vida Mohaved, for demonstrating against the procedure of compulsory hijab, triggering other protests
198. December 28, 2017 – Demonstration in Mashhad, Iran against rise in price rise and bribery
199. December 28, 2018 – Knighthood for author Philip Pullman and comedian Michael Palin, a Dame for Twiggy and an Order of the Companions of Honor for Margaret Atwood, during the British New Year’s honors
200. December 28, 2018 – Amanda Nunes of Brazil, the UFC bantamweight title holder, moves to the next higher bracket and defeats Cris “Cyborg” Justino, featherweight, in 51 seconds of the opening road at the Forum, Inglewood, CA, becomes the first female to win UFC championship in multiple weight group

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