About December 28

December 28, 2022 is the 362nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 25 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.
  • 1768
    King Taksin’s coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
  • 1795
    Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario).
  • 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.
  • 1846
    Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
  • 1885
    Indian National Congress a political party of India is founded in Bombay, British India.
  • 1895
    The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema.
  • 1895
    Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.
  • 1908
    A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Messina, Sicily killing over 75,000.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey.
  • 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.
  • 1958
    “Greatest Game Ever Played” – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York’s Yankee Stadium.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.

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