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Historical Events In December - 28

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

1869  On this day in history the Knights of Labor, a union of Philadelphia, PA tailors, hold the first Labor Day ceremonies in the US.  

1869  William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon OH, patents chewing gum on December - 28.  

1869  William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum on December - 28.  

1870  On this day in history alexey Fyodorovich L'vov, composer, dies at 72  

1877  On December - 28 john Stevens, WI, applies for patent on flour rolling mill  

1877  John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill on this day in history.  

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 this day in history jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer, dies at 90  

1879  On this day in history north British Railway's train falls as Firth bridge collapses (Scot)  

1880  Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet on December - 28.  

1882  Arthur Eddington, England, astrophysicist/cosmologist/mathematician on December - 28.  

1883  A Wolfenstein, writer on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history joseph Pholien, Belgian premier (1950-52)/communist hunter  

1884  Gerben Colmjon, Frisian linguist/publisher, dies at 56 on December - 28.  

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 this day in history.  

1888  On December - 28 gabriel von Wayditch, composer  

1889  Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau on this day in history.  

1890  Frank Butler, Oxford England, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China) on December - 28.  

1891  On December - 28 alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47  

1893  On December - 28 french lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu  

1894  On December - 28 andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)  

1895  World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris on December - 28.  

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

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

1902  Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US on December - 28.  

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  Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It," premieres in NYC on December - 28.  

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 this day in history birth of emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)  

1484  Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen was born on this day in history.  

1522  Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583) was born on December - 28.  

1619  On December - 28 birth of antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)  

1631  On this day in history birth of ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist  

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

1655  Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698) was born on December - 28.  

1665  On this day in history birth of george FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)  

Famous Deaths In December - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0300  On this day in history death of theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria  

1367  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1542  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)  

1671  Death of Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611) on this day in history.  

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