About December 28

December 28, 2021 is the 362nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Capricorn is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 35 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On December 28

  • 893
    An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia.
  • 1065
    Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
  • 1612
    Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
  • 1768
    King Taksin’s coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
  • 1835
    Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
  • 1836
    South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
  • 1836
    Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico.
  • 1846
    Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
  • 1867
    United States claims Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
  • 1895
    Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.
  • 1912
    The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
  • 1935
    Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
  • 1943
    World War II – After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the battle of Ortona concludes with the victory of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona.
  • 1948
    The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
  • 1956
    Chin Peng, David Marshall and Tunku Abdul Rahman meet in Baling to try and resolve the Malayan Emergency situation.
  • 1972
    Kim Il-sung, already Prime Minister of North Korea and General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, became the first President of North Korea.
  • 1973
    The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
  • 1974
    Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
  • 1978
    With the crew investigating a problem with the landing gear, United Airlines Flight 173 runs out of fuel and crashes in Portland, Oregon, killing 10. As a result, United Airlines instituted the industry’s first crew resource management program.
  • 2008
    War in Somalia: The militaries of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian troops capture Mogadishu unopposed.

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