About December 28

December 28, 2020 is the 363rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 46 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
  • 1974
    Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
  • 1989
    A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
  • 2009
    43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
  • 2010
    Arab Spring: Popular protests begin in Algeria against the government.

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