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.
  • 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
    South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
  • 1836
    Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico.
  • 1867
    United States claims Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
  • 1989
    A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
  • 2008
    War in Somalia: The militaries of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian troops capture Mogadishu unopposed.
  • 2009
    43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.

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