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Historical Events In December - 28

Friday, 05 March 2021

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

1904  First weather reports published on December - 28.  

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

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

1905  Intercollegiate Athletic Assn of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910) on this day in history.  

1905  Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver) on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history ecuador adopts its constitution  

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

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 December - 28.  

1908  On this day in history lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare)  

1909  On December - 28 billy Williams, Waco Tx, singer (Your Show of Shows)  

1910  Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC) on this day in history.  

1910  On this day in history john Kerr, NZ, cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s)  

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  National Council of Young Israel convenes on December - 28.  

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

1914  Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street) on December - 28.  

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

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

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

1915  On December - 28 gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78  

1916  Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash) on December - 28.  

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

1917  On this day in history ellis Clarke, president Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87)  

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

1919  On this day in history inocenti Carreno, composer  

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

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

1922  Nyron Sultan Asgarali, cricketer (West Indian opening bat 1957) on this day in history.  

1923  George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1635  On this day in history 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 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  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  On December - 28 albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52  

1622  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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