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Historical Events In December - 28

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1903  On this day in history george [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46  

1904  On December - 28 first weather reports published  

1904  1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London) on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer  

1905  On December - 28 intercollegiate Athletic Assn of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)  

1905  On this day in history cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver)  

1906  On December - 28 ecuador adopts its constitution  

1907  Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel on December - 28.  

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

1908  On this day in history earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)  

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

1909  On this day in history billy Williams, Waco Tx, singer (Your Show of Shows)  

1910  On this day in history opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)  

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

1911  On this day in history phani Majumdar, film maker  

1912  On this day in history san Francisco Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI)  

1912  On December - 28 national Council of Young Israel convenes  

1913  Lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba) on this day in history.  

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

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

1915  SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph on December - 28.  

1915  Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers) on December - 28.  

1915  Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78 on December - 28.  

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 December - 28 george H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies  

1919  Inocenti Carreno, composer on December - 28.  

1920  Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles) on December - 28.  

1921  On this day in history eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist  

1922  On this day in history nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957)  

1923  George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan," premieres in NYC on December - 28.  

1923  On this day in history andrew Duggan, actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War)  

1923  On this day in history alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91  

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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  On December - 28 birth of margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)  

1619  Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688) was born on this day in history.  

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  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.  


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 December - 28.  

1446  On December - 28 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  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

1663  On December - 28 death of francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618)  

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

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