Historical Events In December - 28
Thursday, 18 April 2019
1903 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46 on this day in history.
1904 First weather reports published on December - 28.
1904 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London) on this day in history.
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 Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver) on this day in history.
1906 On this day in history ecuador adopts its constitution
1907 On December - 28 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 Lew Ayres, Minn, actor (All Quiet on Western Front, Dr Kildare) on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history billy Williams, Waco Tx, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1910 On this day in history opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
1910 John Kerr, NZ, cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s) on this day in history.
1911 On this day in history phani Majumdar, film maker
1912 San Francisco Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI) on December - 28.
1912 National Council of Young Israel convenes on this day in history.
1913 On December - 28 lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba)
1914 Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street) on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history san Francisco City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
1915 On December - 28 sF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
1915 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers) on this day in history.
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 Eduard Strauss, Austrian composer (318 dances), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1917 Ellis Clarke, president Trinidad & Tobago (1976-87) on this day in history.
1918 On December - 28 george H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies
1919 On this day in history inocenti Carreno, composer
1920 On December - 28 steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles)
1921 On this day in history eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
1922 On December - 28 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 December - 28.
1923 On December - 28 alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91