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Historical Events In December - 28

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1903  George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46 on December - 28.  

1904  First weather reports published on this day in history.  

1904  On December - 28 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)  

1904  On December - 28 clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer  

1905  On this day in history intercollegiate Athletic Assn of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)  

1905  Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver) on December - 28.  

1906  Ecuador adopts its constitution on December - 28.  

1907  Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel on this day in history.  

1908  Over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy on December - 28.  

1908  On December - 28 earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)  

1908  On December - 28 lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)  

1909  Billy Williams, Waco Tx, singer (Your Show of Shows) on this day in history.  

1910  Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC) on December - 28.  

1910  John Kerr, NZ, cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s) on December - 28.  

1911  Phani Majumdar, film maker on this day in history.  

1912  San Francisco Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI) on this day in history.  

1912  National Council of Young Israel convenes on this day in history.  

1913  Lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba) on December - 28.  

1914  Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street) on this day in history.  

1915  On December - 28 san Francisco City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph  

1915  On this day in history sF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph  

1915  On December - 28 roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers)  

1915  Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)  

1916  Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81 on December - 28.  

1917  Ellis Clarke, president Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87) on December - 28.  

1918  On this day in history george H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies  

1919  On December - 28 inocenti Carreno, composer  

1920  Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles) on this day in history.  

1921  Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist on December - 28.  

1922  On December - 28 nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)  

1923  On this day in history george Bernard Shaw's "St Joan," premieres in NYC  

1923  Andrew Duggan, actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War) on December - 28.  

1923  Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91 on this day in history.  

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

1522  Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583) was born on this day in history.  

1619  On this day in history birth of antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)  

1631  Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist was born on December - 28.  

1635  Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650) was born on December - 28.  

1655  Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In December - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

1367  Death of Ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330) on this day in history.  

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  Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52 on this day in history.  

1622  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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

1671  Death of Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611) on December - 28.  

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