About December 28

December 28, 2024 is the 363rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 32 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.
  • 1308
    The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
  • 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.
  • 1832
    John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.
  • 1835
    Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
  • 1836
    Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico.
  • 1879
    The Tay Bridge Disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses as a train passes over it, killing 75.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
  • 1918
    Constance Markievicz while detained in Holloway prison, became the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    War in Somalia: The militaries of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian troops capture Mogadishu unopposed.

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