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 - Westminister Abbey consecrated in London
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)
Politician John C. CalhounPolitician John C. Calhoun 1836 - Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1846 - Iowa becomes 29th state
1849 - M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect
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
Abolitionist Harriet TubmanAbolitionist Harriet Tubman 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 (Scot)
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
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
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
Jazz Musician Louis ArmstrongJazz Musician Louis Armstrong 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
1938 - Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa
1940 - 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 Russian Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die on 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
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"
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard 1964 - Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
1964 - Principal filming of "Dr 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
1967 - Muriel Siebert is 1st women 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' "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
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 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
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
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 Archipelag"
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.
1975 - "Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass
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 joind "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
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 - The first 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
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - Warring Lebanese Moslem & 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 Dubcek elected parliament chairman of Czech
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
1996 - India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st inning
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.
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.
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
Russian President Vladimir PutinRussian President Vladimir Putin 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

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