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Historical Events In December - 28

Friday, 14 May 2021

1924  Johnny Otis, [Veliotes], composer (Every Beat of My Heart) on this day in history.  

1925  George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC on December - 28.  

1925  Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough on this day in history.  

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

1926  Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic on December - 28.  

1926  Donald Carr, cricketer (England player in 50's, later MCC honcho) on December - 28.  

1927  On this day in history 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  Wilfred Wop May 1896-1952 flies first official air mail north to Aklavik NWT on December - 28.  

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  Georg "Org" Marais, South African economist/underminister of Finance on this day in history.  

1932  On December - 28 henry Vernon 'Harry' Howell hockey player, defenseman, was born at Hamilton, Ontario  

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

1934  On December - 28 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 this day in history w.P.A. Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC  

1935  On this day in history 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 December - 28 florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48  

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

1940  Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 on this day in history.  

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

1942  Robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times on December - 28.  

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 December - 28.  

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

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

1944  On December - 28 eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium  

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  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 December - 28.  

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

1631  On December - 28 birth of ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist  

1635  On this day in history 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 December - 28 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  Death of Theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria on December - 28.  

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

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

1503  Death of Piero di Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence (b. 1471) on this day in history.  

1542  On December - 28 albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52  

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 December - 28.  

1671  Death of Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611) on this day in history.  

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