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Historical Events In December - 28

Thursday, 25 February 2021

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

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 this day in history imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service  

1926  On December - 28 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  George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC on December - 28.  

1927  On December - 28 anne Legendre Armstrong, ambassador (to UK)  

1928  On this day in history last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made  

1928  Kamillo Lendvay, composer on December - 28.  

1929  Wilfred Wop May 1896-1952 flies first official air mail north to Aklavik NWT on December - 28.  

1929  On this day in history maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)  

1931  Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China on this day in history.  

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  John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies on December - 28.  

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 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  On this day in history fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism  

1937  Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62 on December - 28.  

1938  On this day in history paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa  

1938  Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48 on December - 28.  

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

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

1941  State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia on this day in history.  

1942  Robert Sullivan becomes first pilot to fly the Atlantic 100 times on this day in history.  

1942  Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history 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  

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 this day in history.  

1945  On December - 28 congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance"  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1164  On December - 28 birth of emperor Rokujō of Japan (d. 1176)  

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

1522  Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583) was born on this day in history.  

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

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  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  On this day in history death of theonas, Patriarch of Alexandria  

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

1446  On December - 28 clemens VIII, [Aegyd Munoz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies  

1503  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history death of johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classical scholar (b. 1611)  

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