Historical Events on 28th December

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418 - St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
801 - Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona
1065 - Westminster Abbey consecrated
1308 - The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
1612 - First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet
1614 - Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk
1732 - 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)
1767 - King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.
1816 - American Colonization Society organizes
1821 - Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
1828 - 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1832 - John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)
1836 - Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1846 - Iowa becomes 29th state the Union
1849 - M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect
Politician John C. CalhounPolitician John C. Calhoun 1850 - Rangoon, Burma, destroyed by fire
1860 - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
1864 - Battle of Egypt Station, MS
1867 - United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
1869 - William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum
1877 - John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill
1878 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)
1879 - North British Railway's train falls as Tay bridge collapses (Scotland)
1887 - Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
1893 - French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
1895 - Film makers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris
Abolitionist Harriet TubmanAbolitionist Harriet Tubman 1897 - Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" premieres in Paris
1902 - 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Phila 6-0 (Madison Square Garden, NYC)
1902 - Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
1903 - Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It" premieres in NYC
1904 - 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
1905 - Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
1905 - NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings & 253
1906 - Ecuador adopts its constitution
1908 - Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
1910 - Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
1912 - National Council of Young Israel convenes
1912 - SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI)
1912 - The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
1914 - Turks are repulsed by the Russians after fighting in Armenia for weeks
1915 - SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
1915 - Today the British Cabinet recognizes the true nature of the war by deciding to institute compulsory military service, with single men to be conscripted before married ones
1921 - The beginning of the Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa; the rebellion started as a strike by white mineworkers on and became an open armed rebellion against the state
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw 1923 - George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan" premieres in NYC
1925 - George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in NYC
1926 - Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
1926 - Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
1926 - Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW
1926 - Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
1927 - George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family" premieres in NYC
1928 - Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made
1928 - Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"
1931 - Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as President of Nanjing-China
1935 - W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
1935 - Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
1937 - Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shekChinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek 1938 - Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa
1940 - Cricketer Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
1941 - State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1942 - Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
1942 - Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times
1943 - All Kalmyk inhabitants of of the Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die en route
1944 - Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt, Belgium
1944 - Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
1944 - Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town" premieres in NYC
1945 - Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance"
1947 - Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
1948 - IDF crosses Egyptian border
1948 - Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 1948 - US announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
1948 - The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
1949 - 20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs
1950 - Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1950 - The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
1952 - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
1953 - WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
1954 - KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1955 - 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)
1956 - Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
1957 - CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
1957 - USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1957 - 46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)
1958 - Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
1958 - "The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)
1960 - 49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1)
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 1961 - Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana" premieres in NYC
1961 - 50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0)
1962 - UN troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
1962 - 51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0)
1963 - "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
1963 - "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances
1963 - Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
1963 - 14th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 21 points
1964 - Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
1964 - Principal filming on film "Doctor Zhivago" begins
1966 - 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass
1966 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1966 - 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
1967 - KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard 1967 - Muriel Siebert is 1st woman to own a seat on NY Stock Exchange
1967 - 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
1968 - 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
1968 - 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
1968 - Beatles' "White Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
1968 - Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
1968 - KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
1969 - Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" premieres in NYC
1969 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 - Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
1970 - "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 perfs
1970 - Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
1971 - Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1972 - Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea
1972 - Martin Bormanns skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 - 2 people are killed in a Loyalist bomb attack on the village of Belturbet, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland
1973 - US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
1973 - Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby
1973 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelago" - a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union
1973 - Comet Kohoutek at perihelion
1974 - 6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
1974 - Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
1974 - 4th Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State beats #17 BYU, 16-6
1975 - 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
1975 - Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
1975 - Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
1975 - Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
1975 - "The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born
1976 - "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 perfs
1976 - Genie Francis joins "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy 1978 - 30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)
1980 - Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
1981 - Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
1981 - Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
1981 - 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia
1983 - 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
1983 - Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29
1983 - US say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
1983 - Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants
1984 - Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
1984 - Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
1984 - TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - Warring Lebanese Muslim & Christian leaders sign peace agreement
1986 - 75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world
1987 - In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark
1988 - John Tarrant, 1st Aust born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1988 - US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism
1988 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 - Alexander Dubček elected Chairman of the Federal Assembly (Parliament) of Czechslovakia
1989 - Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
1990 - 2 die in a NYC subway accident
1990 - Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
1991 - 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
1991 - Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
1991 - Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen
1991 - Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez, crowned 41st Miss World
1991 - Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year
1993 - Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
1993 - Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms
1993 - John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts)
1994 - Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 v England, MCG)
Country singer Tammy WynetteCountry singer Tammy Wynette 1994 - Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection
1994 - The Madness of King George premieres in the US
1996 - India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st innings
1997 - Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship
1999 - Saparmurat Niyazov is proclaimed President for Life in Turkmenistan.
2000 - U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
2001 - OPEC oil ministers meeting in Cairo agree to reduce their crude oil output quotas by a combined 1.5 million barrels per day
2005 - A U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II.
2007 - Nepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy.
2008 - The Detroit Lions finished the season 0-16 with a 31-21 lost to the Green Bay Packers The first time in National Football League history that a team went winless in a 16-game season.
Actress Scarlett JohanssonActress Scarlett Johansson 2009 - Scarlett Johansson makes her debut on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge"
2009 - 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.
2012 - 13 people are killed and 19 are injured after a bus plunges into a river in western Nepal
2012 - Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children
2013 - Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship
2013 - Early signs of Ebola epidemic: 2 year old child in Guinea dies of an unidentified haemorraghic fever; mother, sister and grandmother soon follow
2014 - Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashes in bad weather in the Java Sea, killing all 162 people on board

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