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Events and People Who Made History on December 28

5th Century

418 - St. Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

9th Century

801 - Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona

11th Century

1065 - Westminister Abbey opens in London

17th Century

1614 - Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk

18th Century

1732 - 1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)

19th Century

1816 - American Colonization Society organizes
1821 - Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
1828 - 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1832 - John Calhoun becomes 1st Vice President to resign over differences with President Jackson
1836 - Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1846 - Iowa becomes 29th state
1849 - M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine and oil on his clothing and sees cleaning effect
1850 - Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire
1864 - Battle of Egypt Station, MS
1869 - William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum
1877 - John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill
1878 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)
1879 - North British Railway's train falls as Firth bridge collapses (Scot)
1887 - Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
1893 - French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
1895 - World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris
1897 - Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," premieres in Paris

20th Century

1902 - 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Philadelphia 6-0 (MSG, New York City)
1902 - Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
1903 - Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It," premieres in New York City
1903 - Electric lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago; 602 die
1904 - 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
1905 - Intercollegiate Athletic Association of U.S. founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
1905 - NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings and 253
1906 - Ecuador adopts its constitution
1908 - Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy; 80,000 die
1908 - Messina, Italy struck by an earthquake (nearly 80,000 died)
1910 - Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (New York City)
1912 - National Council of Young Israel convenes
1912 - SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St. (MUNI)
1915 - SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
1923 - George Bernard Shaw's "St. Joan," premieres in New York City
1925 - George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in New York City
1926 - Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW vs. Vic
1926 - Imperial Airways begins England-India mail and passenger service
1926 - Ponsford scores 352 and Ryder 295 against NSW
1926 - Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
1927 - George Kaufman and Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in New York City
1928 - Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made
1928 - Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"
1931 - Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China
1935 - W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in New York City
1937 - Fascist Octavian Goga becomes Prime Minister of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
1938 - Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut vs. South Africa
1940 - Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
1941 - State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1942 - Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
1942 - Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times
1943 - All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed
1944 - Eisenhower and Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium
1944 - Former Washington 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
1944 - Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town," premieres in New York City
1945 - Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance
1947 - Chicago Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
1948 - Israeli Defence Forces crosses Egyptian border
1948 - Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
1948 - U.S. announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
1949 - 20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs
1950 - Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1952 - Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
1953 - WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 - 43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2)
1954 - KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1955 - 44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0)
1956 - Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
1957 - CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
1957 - U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 - Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon and Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
1958 - What might be called greatest NFL game, Colts beat Giants 23-17
1961 - Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in New York City
1962 - U.N. troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
1963 - "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater New York City after 4 performances
1963 - "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 82 performances
1963 - Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
1964 - Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
1964 - Principal filming of "Dr. Zhivago," begins
1966 - 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass
1966 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1967 - KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1967 - Muriel Siebert is 1st women to own a seat on New York Stock Exchange
1968 - 100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
1968 - 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
1968 - Beatles' "Beatles-White Album," goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks
1968 - Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
1968 - KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, California (IND) 1st broadcast
1969 - Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball
1969 - Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," premieres in New York City
1969 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1970 - "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic New York City for 19 performances
1970 - Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
1971 - Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet
1972 - Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea
1972 - Martin Bormanns skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)
1972 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1973 - Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby
1973 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelag"
1973 - Comet Kohoutek at perihelion
1974 - 6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
1975 - 1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
1975 - Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
1975 - Gary Cosier scores 109 vs. West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
1975 - "Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass
1975 - Red Army beats New York Rangers 7-3 at MSG
1976 - "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City for 167 performances
1976 - Genie Francis joind "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
1976 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 - Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
1978 - 30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)
1980 - Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
1981 - Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
1981 - Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
1983 - 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
1983 - Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29
1983 - U.S. say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
1983 - Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants
1984 - Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
1984 - Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
1984 - TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
1984 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1985 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - Warring Lebanese Moslem and Christian leaders sign peace agreement
1986 - Pat Davis, ranked 412th among world tennis competitors wins Davis Cup
1987 - In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark
1988 - John Tarrant, 1st Australia born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1988 - U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism
1988 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1989 - Alexander Dubcek elected parliament chairman of Czechoslovakia
1989 - Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
1990 - 2 die in a New York City subway accident
1990 - Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
1991 - 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, New York City
1991 - Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
1991 - Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen
1991 - Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venezuela, crowned 41st Miss World
1991 - Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year
1993 - Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
1993 - Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms
1993 - John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time New Jersey Devils scorer (521 pts)
1994 - Billy Ray Cyrus, Achy Breaky Heart, weds Leticia Finley
1994 - Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 vs. Eng, MCG)
1994 - Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection
1996 - India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st inning
1997 - Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship


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