Historical Events and Current Affairs on December 28

1065 :Westminister Abbey opens in London
1614 :Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk
1732 :1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)
1816 :American Colonization Society organizes
1821 :Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna
1828 :6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1832 :John Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with Pres Jackson)
1836 :Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1846 :Iowa becomes 29th state
1849 :containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect
1849 :M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp
1850 :Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire
1864 :Battle of Egypt Station, MS
1869 :William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum
1877 :John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill
1878 :Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism)
1879 :North British Railway's train falls as Firth bridge collapses (Scot)
1887 :Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted
1893 :French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
1895 :World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris
1897 :Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," premieres in Paris
1902 :1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Phila 6-0 (MSG, NYC)
1902 :Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
1903 :Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It," premieres in NYC
1903 :Electric lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago; 602 die
1904 :1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)
1905 :Intercollegiate Athletic Assn of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910)
1905 :NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings & 253
1906 :Ecuador adopts its constitution
1908 :Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy; 80,000 die
1908 :Messina, Italy struck by an earthquake (nearly 80,000 died)
1910 :Opera "K”nigskinder" is produced (NYC)
1912 :National Council of Young Israel convenes
1912 :SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI)
1915 :SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph
1923 :George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan," premieres in NYC
1925 :George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC
1926 :Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic
1926 :Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
1926 :Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW
1926 :Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348
1927 :George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC
1928 :Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made
1928 :Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"
1931 :Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China
1935 :W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC
1937 :Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism
1940 :#4266 Waltari
1940 :Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148
1941 :State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia
1942 :Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus
1942 :Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times
1943 :All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed
1944 :Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium
1944 :Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross
1944 :Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town," premieres in NYC
1945 :Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance"
1948 :IDF crosses Egyptian border
1948 :Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands
1948 :US announced a study to launch an Earth satellite
1949 :20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs
1950 :Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1953 :WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 :KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1956 :Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV
1957 :CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on
1957 :USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 :Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hit #1
1961 :Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in NYC
1962 :UN troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga
1963 :"Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
1963 :"Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances
1963 :Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
1964 :Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin
1964 :Principal filming of "Dr Zhivago," begins
1966 :13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass
1966 :China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1967 :KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1967 :Muriel Siebert is 1st women to own a seat on NY Stock Exchange
1968 :100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival
1968 :Beatles' "Beatles-White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
1968 :Israeli assault on Beirut Airport
1968 :KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
1969 :Cleveland, missed the ball
1969 :Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against
1969 :Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," premieres in NYC
1969 :USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 :"Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 perfs
1970 :Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
1971 :Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet
1972 :Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea
1972 :Martin Bormanns skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy)
1972 :USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 :Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby
1973 :Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelag"
1973 :Comet Kohoutek at perihelion
1974 :6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed
1975 :"Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass
1975 :1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music)
1975 :Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die
1975 :Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at MSG
1976 :"Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 perfs
1976 :Genie Francis joind "General Hospital" as Laura Vining
1976 :US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 :Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
1978 :30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)
1980 :Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
1981 :Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo
1981 :Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98
1983 :Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29
1983 :US say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984
1983 :Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants
1984 :Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
1984 :Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India
1984 :TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
1984 :USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 :US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 :Warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement
1987 :In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his
1987 :relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark
1988 :John Tarrant, 1st Aust born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1988 :US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism
1988 :USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 :Alexander Dubcek elected parliament chairman of Czech
1989 :Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
1990 :2 die in a NYC subway accident
1990 :Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17
1991 :Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
1991 :Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen
1991 :Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez, crowned 41st Miss World
1991 :Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year
1993 :Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49
1993 :Dutch Antilles govt of Yandi Paula forms
1993 :John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts)
1994 :Billy Ray Cyrus (Achy Breaky Heart) weds Leticia Finley
1994 :Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection
1997 :Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship



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