On This Day

On This Day in History for December 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1985 Warring Lebanese Muslim & Christian leaders sign peace agreement
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1989 Alexander Dubček elected Chairman of the Federal Assembly (Parliament) of Czechslovakia

Leader of Czechoslovakia Alexander Dubček
Leader of Czechoslovakia
Alexander Dubček
  • 1989 Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
  • 1990 2 die and 188 injured in a NYC subway electrical fire in tunnel near Clark Street, Brooklyn
  • 1991 Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1993 Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
  • 1993 Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 LinkedIn is founded by Reid Hoffman and others in Mountain View, California

Co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman
Co-founder of LinkedIn
Reid Hoffman
  • 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.
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2013 Early signs of Ebola epidemic: 2 year old child in Guinea dies of an unidentified hemorrhagic 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
  • 2015 Japan and South Korea reach agreement over WWII "comfort women", Japan apologies and pays 1bn yen compensation
  • 2017 Iranian woman Vida Mohaved arrested for protesting against policy of compulsory hijab, sparking other protests
  • 2017 Protests in Mashhad, Iran against price rises and corruption
  • 2019 Jihadist fundamentalist group al-Shabaab sets off a truck bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia, killing at least 84 people and wounding over 150

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