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Historical Events In December - 28

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

1924  On this day in history johnny Otis, [Veliotes], composer (Every Beat of My Heart)  

1925  On this day in history george/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC  

1925  On December - 28 bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough  

1926  On December - 28 imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service  

1926  On this day in history arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic  

1926  On this day in history donald Carr, cricketer (England player in 50's, later MCC honcho)  

1927  On December - 28 george Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC  

1927  Anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK) on this day in history.  

1928  Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made on December - 28.  

1928  On this day in history kamillo Lendvay, composer  

1929  On this day in history wilfred Wop May 1896-1952 flies first official air mail north to Aklavik NWT  

1929  Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars) on December - 28.  

1931  On this day in history lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China  

1931  On this day in history georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance  

1932  Henry Vernon 'Harry' Howell hockey player, defenseman, was born at Hamilton, Ontario on December - 28.  

1932  On December - 28 john Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies  

1934  On this day in history stalin used the assassination of an aide as an opportunity to execute more than one hundred officials, beginning a series of purges that eliminated most of the old Bolsheviks  

1935  On December - 28 w.P.A. Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC  

1935  On December - 28 w P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC  

1935  On December - 28 clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies  

1937  Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism on this day in history.  

1937  On December - 28 maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62  

1938  Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa on this day in history.  

1938  On this day in history florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48  

1939  First flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype on this day in history.  

1940  On December - 28 arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148  

1941  On this day in history state of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia  

1942  On December - 28 robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times  

1942  On December - 28 oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus  

1943  Canadian troops enter the medieval town of Ortona after a week of battling enemy paratroopers in house to house fighting; Germans moved out quickly the night before when they were in danger of being cut off on this day in history.  

1943  All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed on December - 28.  

1944  The Broadway musical On the Town opens in New York City on this day in history.  

1944  Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium on December - 28.  

1945  Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance" on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1484  Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen was born on December - 28.  

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 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  George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716) was born on December - 28.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0300  Death of Theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria on this day in history.  

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 December - 28.  

1542  Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52 on December - 28.  

1622  Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55 on December - 28.  

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

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

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