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Historical Events In December - 28

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1869  The Knights of Labor, a union of Philadelphia, PA tailors, hold the first Labor Day ceremonies in the US on December - 28.  

1869  On this day in history william Finley Semple of Mount Vernon OH, patents chewing gum  

1869  William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum on this day in history.  

1870  On December - 28 alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72  

1877  On this day in history john Stevens, WI, applies for patent on flour rolling mill  

1877  John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill on December - 28.  

1878  Pope Leo XIII encyclical on socialism on December - 28.  

1878  Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism) on this day in history.  

1878  On December - 28 jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90  

1879  North British Railway's train falls as Firth bridge collapses (Scot) on December - 28.  

1880  On December - 28 christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet  

1882  On this day in history arthur Eddington, England, astrophysicist/cosmologist/mathematician  

1883  A Wolfenstein, writer on December - 28.  

1884  Joseph Pholien, Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter on December - 28.  

1884  On December - 28 gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist/publisher, dies at 56  

1887  Sir John Layton Jarvis, first British race horse trainer knighted on this day in history.  

1887  On December - 28 sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted  

1887  Charles Dingle on December - 28.  

1888  On December - 28 gabriel von Wayditch, composer  

1889  On this day in history friedrich Wilhelm Murnau  

1890  On this day in history frank Butler, Oxford England, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China)  

1891  On this day in history alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47  

1893  French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu on this day in history.  

1894  Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders) on December - 28.  

1895  On this day in history world's 1st movie theater opens in Paris  

1895  The Lumiere brothers, 19th century film makers, held their first commercial screening on this day in history.  

1896  Roger Huntington Sessions, Brooklyn NY, composer (Black Masks) on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history edmond Rostand's play, Cyrano de Bergerac, premieres in Paris.  

1897  Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1902  On December - 28 trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US  

1902  1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Phila 6-0 (MSG, NYC) on December - 28.  

1902  Mortimer J Adler, NYC, author (Encyclopedia Brittanica) on this day in history.  

1903  On December - 28 clyde Fitch's "Glad of It," premieres in NYC  

1903  On December - 28 john von Neumann, mathematician/astronomer (Bocher Award 1938)  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1164  On December - 28 birth of emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)  

1484  On this day in history birth of joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen  

1522  On this day in history birth of margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)  

1619  Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688) was born on December - 28.  

1631  Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist was born on this day in history.  

1635  On December - 28 birth of princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)  

1655  On this day in history birth of charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698)  

1665  George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0300  On December - 28 death of theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria  

1367  On December - 28 death of ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)  

1446  On this day in history clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies  

1503  Death of Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471) on December - 28.  

1542  On December - 28 albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52  

1622  On December - 28 francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55  

1663  Death of Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618) on December - 28.  

1671  On December - 28 death of johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611)  

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