December 28 Events

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December 28th, 2007 (December 28 2007)EventNepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy.
December 28th, 2005 (December 28 2005)EventA U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II.
December 28th, 2000 (December 28 2000)EventU.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
December 28th, 1999 (December 28 1999)EventSaparmurat Niyazov is proclaimed President for Life in Turkmenistan.
December 28th, 1989 (December 28 1989)EventA magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
December 28th, 1981 (December 28 1981)EventThe first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 28th, 1974 (December 28 1974)EventSenegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jef at a clandestine congress.
December 28th, 1973 (December 28 1973)EventThe Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
December 28th, 1950 (December 28 1950)EventThe Peak District becomes the United Kingdom s first National Park.
December 28th, 1948 (December 28 1948)EventThe DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
December 28th, 1945 (December 28 1945)EventThe Congress of the United States officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance.
December 28th, 1939 (December 28 1939)EventFirst flight of the Consolidated XB-24 Liberator bomber prototype.
December 28th, 1935 (December 28 1935)EventPravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
December 28th, 1929 (December 28 1929)Event"Black Saturday" in Samoa: New Zealand colonial police kill 11 unarmed demonstrators, an event which leads the Mau movement to demand independence for Samoa.[1]
December 28th, 1912 (December 28 1912)EventThe first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
December 28th, 1908 (December 28 1908)EventAn earthquake rocks Messina, Sicily killing over 75,000.
December 28th, 1895 (December 28 1895)EventThe Lumiere brothers have their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines marking the debut of the cinema.
December 28th, 1879 (December 28 1879)EventThe Tay Bridge Disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses as a train passed over it, killing 75.
December 28th, 1867 (December 28 1867)EventUnited States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
December 28th, 1846 (December 28 1846)EventIowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
December 28th, 1836 (December 28 1836)EventSouth Australia and Adelaide are founded.
December 28th, 1836 (December 28 1836)EventSpain recognizes the independence of Mexico.
December 28th, 1835 (December 28 1835)EventOsceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
December 28th, 1832 (December 28 1832)EventJohn C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.John C. Calhoun Quotes
December 28th, 1612 (December 28 1612)EventGalileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.Galileo Galilei Quotes
December 28th, 1308 (December 28 1308)EventThe reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
December 28th, 1065 (December 28 1065)EventWestminster Abbey is consecrated.

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