December 28 in History – What happened on 28 December in Past

28 December - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on December 28, the day number in a year is 362 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 363. December 28 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

December 28 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
484Alaric II succeeded his father Euric as king of the Visigoths.
1065Westminster Abbey in London, built by Edward the Confessor between 1045 and 1050, was consecrated.
1612Galileo became the first person to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly cataloged it as a fixed star.
1612Galileo saw the planet Neptune and called it the stable star.
1700Laurence Hyde Rochester was appointed the first Earl Ireland Lord Lieutenant.
1767King Texin was crowned King of Thailand and established Thonburi as its capital.
1768Taksin the Great was crowned king of the newly established Thonburi Kingdom in the new capital at Thonburi, present-day Thailand.
1832John C. Calhoun became the first Vice President of the United States to resign.
1836At the Old Gum Tree near present-day Adelaide, Royal Navy Rear-Admiral John Hindmarsh read a proclamation establishing the British Province of South Australia.
1836Spain recognized the independence of Mexico.
1846Iowa became the 29th state of the United States.
1850Rangoon and Burma were destroyed by fire.
1867The English writer Charles Dickens made his first public reading in the United States at the New York City Theater.
1879The Tay Rail Bridge, spanning the Firth of Tay in Scotland Between Dundee and the Hermit, collapsed during a violent storm with a train was passing over it, killing all on board.
1885The first session of the Indian National Congress took place in Bombay, in which 72 delegates attended.
188572 Indian lawyers, academics and journalists gathered in Bombay as the Congress party.
1895For the first time in the history of cinema, a story was given a film form. The film was made by the inventors of France, the Lumir brothers, who are called the father of the film world.
1896Vande Mataram was sung for the first time at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress.
1908A magnitude 7.2 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Messina, Italy, killing more than 100,000 people.
1908More than a million people died after the earthquakes and tsunamis in Messina and Rejo Calabria, southern Italy.
1912The San Francisco Municipal Railway, the operator of the city's famed cable car system, opened its first line.
1928The first spoken film, "Melody of Love", was screened in Kolkata.
1932Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of business giant Reliance Industries, was born.
1935Politician Pavel Postyshev revived the New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union when Pravda published his letter asking for them to be installed in schools, children's homes, Young Pioneer Palaces, children's clubs, children's theaters, and cinema theaters.
1942Robert Sullivan became the first pilot to fly over the Atlantic Ocean a hundred times.
1943Second World War-After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the 1st Indian Infantry Division captured the Italian town of Ortona.
1948A Muslim Brotherhood member killed Egyptian Prime Minister Mahmoud Fahimi Nakrashi.
1950The Peak District became Britain's first national park.
1965Italian Foreign Minister Aminor Fanfani resigned.
1969The Young Lords acquired the first Spanish Methodist Church in East Harlem.
1974A 6.3 Richter scale earthquake struck Pakistan, killing 5200 people.
1983India's legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar broke the record of legendary batsman Sir Don Bradman by scoring his 30th century in the Madras Test against the West Indies.
1984The Congress won the Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi.
1989In one of Australia's most serious natural disasters, a 5.6 MLearthquake struck Newcastle, New South Wales, killing 13 people and injuring more than 160 others, and causing an estimated A$4 billion in damages.
2003In the United States, it was decided to deploy Sky Marshal ie Security Guard in some aircraft of Britain.
2010Remains of a human that lived 400,000 years ago are discovered in Israel, challenging the theory that humans originated in Africa.
2011If Western nations impose more sanctions, Iran threatens to close down the key oil route of the Strait of Hormuz.
2011The U.S. Library of Congress intends to preserve the thriller 'Silence of the Lambs' as part of its National Film Registry.
2011Acting on an information that PKK militants were crossing the border in Sirnak Province, two Turkish F-16 jets fired at a group of villagers, killing 34 people.
2012At 115 years old and 266 days, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan became the world's oldest living person.
2012The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act is signed into law by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.
2013As long-term federal unemployment benefits expire, leaving 1.3 million unemployed Americans without aid, lawmakers discuss bipartisan legislation to extend unemployment benefits.
2013A 5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes 50 miles south-southwest of Avsallar, Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea.
2013The Aam Aadmi Party formed the government in Delhi with the support of the Congress.
2014Flooding in Malaysia has caused the evacuation of over 100,000 people and has resulted in at least 10 deaths.a
2014The United States and allied forces end the combat mission in Afghanistan, which began in 2001 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the U.S.; about 13,000 troops will stay to train Afghan police and military forces in their fight against the Taliban.



Famous Birthdays of December 28:

YearName / Profession / Country
1911Wil van Beveren / Journalist / Netherlands
1920Steve Van Buren / Footballer / United States of America
1937Ratan Tata / Business Man / India
1946Mike Beebe / Politician / United States of America
1945Max Hastings / Journalist / United Kingdom
1981Elizabeth Jordan Carr / Journalist / United States of America
1984Martin Kaymer / Golfer / Germany
1928Moe Koffman / Flute Player / Canada
1946Pierre Falardeau / Writer / Canada
1920Bruce McCarty / Architect / United States of America
1977Derrick Brew / Sprinter / United States of America
1981Khalid Boulahrouz / Footballer / Netherlands
1971William Gates / Basketball Player / United States of America
1934Maggie Smith / Actress / United Kingdom
1968Akihiko Hoshide / Engineer / Japan
1903John von Neumann / Mathematician / United States of America
1920Tufty Mann / Cricketer / South Africa
1934Rudi Faßnacht / Footballer / Germany
1895Carol Ryrie Brink / Author / United States of America
1969Linus Torvalds / Programmer / United States of America
1913Lou Jacobi / Actor / United States of America
1933John Y. Brown Jr. / Lawyer / United States of America
1908Lew Ayres / Actor / United States of America
1936Alan Coleman / Director / United Kingdom
1964Tex Perkins / Writer / Australia
1976Trond Nymark / Race Walker / Norway
1922Stan Lee / Producer / United States of America
1964Maite Zúñiga / Runner / Spain
1946Hubert Green / Golfer / United States of America
1944Sandra Faber / Academic / United States of America

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