Historical Events In December - 28
Thursday, 13 August 2020
1903 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46 on this day in history.
1904 First weather reports published on this day in history.
1904 On December - 28 1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
1904 On this day in history clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer
1905 On December - 28 intercollegiate Athletic Assn of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
1905 On this day in history cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver)
1906 Ecuador adopts its constitution on this day in history.
1907 Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel on December - 28.
1908 On this day in history over 100,000 people die when a massive earthquake and resulting tsunami flattens Messina, Italy.
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 Billy Williams, Waco Tx, singer (Your Show of Shows) on this day in history.
1910 On December - 28 opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
1910 John Kerr, NZ, cricketer (opening batsman in 1930s) on December - 28.
1911 Phani Majumdar, film maker on December - 28.
1912 San Francisco Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI) on this day in history.
1912 On December - 28 national Council of Young Israel convenes
1913 Lou Jacobi, Toronto Ontario, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Melba) on December - 28.
1914 On this day in history bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street)
1915 On this day in history san Francisco City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
1915 SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph on December - 28.
1915 Roebuck "Pops" Staples, US gospel/singer (Staple Singers) on this day in history.
1915 On December - 28 gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer/politician, dies at 78
1916 On December - 28 noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
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 George H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies on December - 28.
1919 On December - 28 inocenti Carreno, composer
1920 Steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles) on this day in history.
1921 On December - 28 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.