On This Day in History for December 28

Events in History

  • 418 St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 457 Roman armies proclaim Majorian Emperor of the Western Roman Empire
  • 801 Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona
  • 1065 New church devoted to St Peter the Apostle built by Edward the Confessor - later called the 'west minister' consecrated in London (rebuilt mid 13th century) [1]
  • 1308 The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan, begins
  • 1537 French king Francis I issues decree to booksellers and printers requiring them to deposit their work in the King's Library, world's first legal depository requirement [1]
  • 1612 First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet
  • 1614 Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk
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Weddings in History

  • 1936 British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale

Divorces in History

  • 2012 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (82) divorces Lois Driggs Cannon due to irreconcilable differences after 23 years of marriage

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