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Historical Events In December - 28

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

1903  On December - 28 george [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46  

1904  First weather reports published on December - 28.  

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

1904  Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer on this day in history.  

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

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

1906  Ecuador adopts its constitution on December - 28.  

1907  On this day in history roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel  

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

1908  Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died) on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history 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  On this day in history phani Majumdar, film maker  

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

1912  On December - 28 national Council of Young Israel convenes  

1913  On this day in history lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba)  

1914  On this day in history bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street)  

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

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

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

1915  On this day in history gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78  

1916  Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash) on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81  

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 this day in history.  

1920  On December - 28 steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles)  

1921  On December - 28 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  Andrew Duggan, actor (Secret War of Harry Frigg, Winds of War) on this day in history.  

1923  On December - 28 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  Emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176) was born on December - 28.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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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 this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshiakira, Japanese shogun (b. 1330)  

1446  Clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies on December - 28.  

1503  On December - 28 death of piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471)  

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 December - 28.  

1663  Death of Francesco Maria Grimaldi, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1618) on this day in history.  

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

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