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December 28 - Today in History
By Staff
Dec 28, 2014 - 12:00:00 AM

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0418 - St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
0801 - Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona
1065 - Westminister Abbey opens in London
1446 - Clemens VIII, [Aegyd Mu´┐Żoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), die
1614 - Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk
1694 - Mary II, Queen of England, dies after 5 years of rule at 32
1732 - 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)
1816 - American Colonization Society organizes
1821 - Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
1828 - 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1832 - John Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)
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
1864 - Battle of Egypt Station, Mississippi
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 Firth bridge collapses (Scot)
1887 - Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
1893 - French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
1895 - World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris
1902 - 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Phila 6-0 (MSG, NYC)
1902 - Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
1903 - Electric lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago; 602 die
1904 - 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
1905 - Intercollegiate Athletic Assn 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; 80,000 die
1908 - Messina, Italy struck by an earthquake (nearly 80,000 died)
1912 - National Council of Young Israel convenes
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
1937 - Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
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 inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed
1944 - Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium
1944 - Former Washington 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 - Victor Emmanuel III, king of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia, dies at 78
1947 - Chicago 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
1949 - 20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs
1950 - Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1952 - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
1954 - 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
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
1958 - Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
1958 - What might be called greatest NFL game, Colts beat Giants 23-17
1962 - UN troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
1963 - Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
1964 - Principal filming of "Dr Zhivago," begins
1966 - 13 die in a train crash in Everett, Massachusetts
1966 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1967 - Muriel Siebert is 1st women to own a seat on NY Stock Exchange
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
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 - 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 Bormann's skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
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
1975 - "Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass
1975 - Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
1975 - Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at MSG
1976 - Genie Francis joined "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 - Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
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 - Sam Peckinpah, director, dies of cardiac arrest at 59
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 - Pat Davis, ranked 412th among world tennis competitors wins Davis Cup
1987 - In Arkansas, R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover, Arkansas
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 Czechoslavakia
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 govt of Yandi Paula forms
1993 - John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts)
1994 - Billy Ray Cyrus (Achy Breaky Heart) weds Leticia Finley
1994 - Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

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