Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
The Ukrainian transport minister, Heorhiy Kirpa
, is found shot dead, in a suspected suicide.
Thursday, December 28, 1989
Riots break out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
The last Golden Toad
is seen, the species is now classified extinct.
Kamchatka opens to Russian civilian visitors.
propeller-driven anti-submarine planes are retired from active carrier service in the French Navy.
Václav Havel is elected president of Czechoslovakia.
Friday, December 28, 1984
A Soviet cruise missile plunges into Inarinjärvi lake in Finnish Lapland. Finnish authorities announce the fact in public on January 3, 1985.
Crack, a smokeable form of cocaine, is first introduced into the Los Angeles area and soon spreads across the United States in what becomes known as the Crack Epidemic.
Famine in Ethiopia
begins and kills a million people by the end of 1984. (1984 Famine in Ethiopia
Monday, December 28, 1981
Tuesday, December 28, 1976
California's sodomy law is repealed.
Random Breath Testing introduced in Victoria (Australia)
The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
was established by the University of California (UC
) in response to the State Legislature
's recommendation to expand post-secondary opportunities to all of California’s students including those who are first-generation, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and English-language learners.University of California EAOP, 2003 in Review. University of California, 2009-10 Budget for Current Operations Budget Detail, as Presented to the Regents for Approval.
Plans to move the Nigerian capital from Lagos to Abuja are approved.
Friday, December 28, 1973
Thursday, December 28, 1972
Sunday, December 28, 1969
Tuesday, December 28, 1965
Italian Foreign Minister Amintore Fanfani resigns.
President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia announces that Zambia and the United Kingdom have agreed on a deadline before which the Rhodesian white government should be ousted.
Sunday, December 28, 1958
Thursday, December 28, 1950
Latin America: 167,097,000
President Harry Truman sends United States military advisers to Vietnam
to aid French forces.
The first pager
s are developed.
is introduced into Australia in an attempt to control the escalating rabbit
North America: 171,616,000
Tuesday, December 28, 1948
A Muslim Brotherhood member assassinates Egyptian Prime Minister Mahmud Fahmi Nokrashi
Saturday, December 28, 1935
Sunday, December 28, 1930
leaves India enroute to Britain for freedom negotiations.
Saturday, December 28, 1929
: New Zealand colonial police kill 11 unarmed demonstrators, an event which leads the Mau movement
to demand independence for Samoa
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", 1987, ISBN 982-02-0029-6, pp.137–8
Saturday, December 28, 1918
Constance Markievicz, while detained in Holloway prison, becomes the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons. She did not take her seat, along with the other Sinn Féin TDs members.
Tuesday, December 28, 1897
The play "Cyrano de Bergerac", by Edmond Rostand, premieres in Paris.
Saturday, December 28, 1895
W. E. B. Du Bois becomes the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
The first Boxer (dog) show is held at Munich, Germany.
The London School of Economics and Political Science is founded in London, England.
Monday, December 28, 1885
A cholera outbreak occurs in Spain.
The first skyscraper (the Home Insurance Building) is built in Chicago, Illinois, USA (10 floors).
, the oldest continually running boys' c in America, is founded.
Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach produce the Daimler Reitwagen, regarded as the first motorcycle.
's Matrimony and Civil Registry laws come into effect.
publishes his new English translation of "Don Quixote
", acclaimed as the most scholarly made up to that time. It will remain in print through the 20th Century.
Wednesday, December 28, 1881
Edward Rudolf founds the 'Church of England Central Society for Providing Homes for Waifs and Strays' (now The Children's Society).
archives are opened to scholars for the first time.
Culford School, a public school in Suffolk, United Kingdom, is founded.
The Newcastle United F.C.
is founded as the Stanley F.C., with a further name change to Newcastle East End F.C. a few months later.
University College Dublin is established in Ireland.
Sunday, December 28, 1879
Monday, December 28, 1846
Cholera epidemic in England.
Great Famine continues in Ireland.
The portion of the District of Columbia that was ceded by Virginia in 1790 is re-ceded to Virginia.
Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
Wednesday, December 28, 1836
Colony of South Australia founded by Captain John Hindmarsh
Monday, December 28, 1835
Tuesday, December 28, 1745
For 5 days, fire destroys buildings in Istanbul
Friday, December 28, 1703
Isaac Newton becomes the chairman of the Royal Society.
Ahmed III succeeds Mustafa II as Ottoman Emperor.
Tuesday, December 28, 1700
The value of sales of English manufactured products to the Atlantic economy is £3.9 million.
"approx. date" ndash Lions become extinct in Libya
Mission San Xavier del Bac is founded in New Spain near Tucson, as a Spanish Roman Catholic mission.
Tuesday, December 28, 1694
Queen Mary II of England
dies of smallpox
aged 32, leaving her husband King William III
to rule alone but without an heir. Since he is also without a royal hostess, Mary's sister Princess Anne
is summoned back to court (having been banished after an unseemly row with the queen) as his official heiress.
Saturday, December 28, 1647
Johann von Werth
tries to take his troops over the Austrian border, but they refuse.
Friday, December 28, 1612
Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune when in conjunction with Jupiter, yet he mistakenly catalogues it as a fixed star because of its extremely slow motion along the ecliptic. Neptune is not truly discovered until 1846, about 234 years after Galileo first sights it with his telescope.
Jamestown: John Rolfe exports first crop of improved tobacco (seeds from Trinidad).
Saturday, December 19, 1478 (Julianian calendar)
First printing (in Padua
) of Mondino de Liuzzi
's "Anathomia corporis humani", the first complete published anatomical text.
Fourth Siege of Krujë: The Fourth Siege of Krujë by the Ottoman Empire of Krujë in Albania occurred in 1478 and resulted in the town's capture after the failure of three prior sieges.
Possibly the first reference to cricket, in criquet, as discovered in France by Rowland Bowen in the 20th century. It has been dismissed by some (most notably John Major) and presaged with Edward II's Creag (1300) by others.
Friday, December 20, 1308 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, December 22, 1065 (Julianian calendar)
The kingdoms of Galicia
become independent under the rule of Garcia.
Friday, December 24, 801 (Julianian calendar)
Thursday, December 27, 484 (Julianian calendar)
The Visigoth king Euric dies and is succeeded by his son Alaric II. Euric has built a rart to protect the city of Carcassonne southeast of Toulouse on a bend of the Aude River.
Friday, December 27, 457 (Julianian calendar)
Majorian is crowned emperor of the Western Roman Empire and recognized by pope Leo I. His rule is accepted in Italy, Dalmatia and some territories in Northern Gaul.
Friday, December 27, 418 (Julianian calendar)