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.
  • 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.
  • 1795
    Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario).
  • 1832
    John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.
  • 1846
    Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Constance Markievicz while detained in Holloway prison, became the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
  • 2008
    War in Somalia: The militaries of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian troops capture Mogadishu unopposed.

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