This day in history - December 28

This day in history - December 28.

 

What happened on this day in history? Important events on this day in history, December 28, had a major impact on the history of the world. Pivotal occurrences that happened on December 28 encompassed events relating to the Consecration of Westminster Abbey, First U.S. Vice President to Resign , Tay Bridge Disaster, Lumiere Brothers First Paid Public Screening, Publishing of Rontgen's First Paper on X-Rays, First Indoor Professional Football Game, 1908 Messina Earthquake, Opening of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, Birth of Maggie Smith and Disappearance of Douglas DC-3 Airliner NC16002. Many famous people were associated with these important events including Edward The Confessor, John C. Calhoun, Thomas Bouch, Auguste Lumiere, Louis Lumiere, Wilhelm Rontgen, Tom O'Rourke, Arthur S. Cheney, James Rolph, Maggie Smith and Robert Linquist.

Consecration of Westminster Abbey - December 28, 1065: On this day in history, December 28, 1065, crucial events took place today in London, England, relating to the Consecration of Westminster Abbey. Arouund 1050, King Edward the Confessor ordered the rebuilding of St. Peter's Abbey, which would later become Westminster Abbey. After the building had been completed, it was consecrated on December 28, 1065. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1065 were Edward The Confessor. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: Consecration of Westminster Abbey *** Date: December 28, 1065 *** Place: London, England *** Category: Religion *** Historical Period: 11th Century *** This day in history ***

First U.S. Vice President to Resign - December 28, 1832: On this day in history, December 28, 1832, significant events took place today in Washington D.C., USA, respecting the First U.S. Vice President to Resign . John C. Calhoun was Vice President of the United States under Presidents John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Calhoun's southern views put him at odds with unionist Jackson, leading to Calhoun's resignation on December 28, 1832. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1832 were John C. Calhoun. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: First U.S. Vice President to Resign *** Date: December 28, 1832 *** Place: Washington D.C., USA *** Category: Politics *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Tay Bridge Disaster - December 28, 1879: On this day in history, December 28, 1879, significant events took place today in Dundee, Scotland, respecting the Tay Bridge Disaster. The Tay Bridge in Dundee, designed by Sir Thomas Bouch, was hit by a storm, with winds of around 70 mph, on December 28, 1879. The storm caused the bridge to collapse while a train was crossing it, killing all of the estimated 75 people on board. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1879 were Thomas Bouch. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: Tay Bridge Disaster *** Date: December 28, 1879 *** Place: Dundee, Scotland *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Lumiere Brothers First Paid Public Screening - December 28, 1895: On this day in history, December 28, 1895, important events took place today in Paris, France, in respect of the Lumiere Brothers First Paid Public Screening. Early pioneers of the moving picture, Auguste and Louis Lumiere, gave their first paid public screening on December 28, 1895. the screening, which took place in Le Salon Indien du Grand Cafe, Paris, consisted of 10 short films. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1895 were Auguste Lumiere, Louis Lumiere. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: Lumiere Brothers First Paid Public Screening *** Date: December 28, 1895 *** Place: Paris, France *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

Publishing of Rontgen's First Paper on X-Rays - December 28, 1895: On this day in history, December 28, 1895, critical events took place today in Germany, regarding the Publishing of Rontgen's First Paper on X-Rays. Following his discovery of X-rays in 1895, German Physicist Wilhelm Rontgen published a paper 'On A New Kind of Rays' on December 28, 1895. Rontgen became the first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1895 were Wilhelm Rontgen. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: Publishing of Rontgen's First Paper on X-Rays *** Date: December 28, 1895 *** Place: Germany *** Category: Science *** Historical Period: 19th Century *** This day in history ***

First Indoor Professional Football Game - December 28, 1902: On this day in history, December 28, 1902, significant events took place today in New York, USA, respecting the First Indoor Professional Football Game. Tom O'Rourke, Manager of Madison Square Garden, came up with the idea of holding a 'World Series of Football' in the Garden to boost visitor numbers. The first game in the series was played between Syracuse Athletic Club and New York Philadelpians, which Syracuse won 5-0. It was the first indoor professional football game to be played. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1902 were Tom O'Rourke. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: First Indoor Professional Football Game *** Date: December 28, 1902 *** Place: New York, USA *** Category: Sport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

1908 Messina Earthquake - December 28, 1908: On this day in history, December 28, 1908, momentous events took place today in Strait of Messina, Italy, with regard to the 1908 Messina Earthquake. An earthquake struck the Strait of Messina on December 28, 1908. The quake caused devastation in Messina, Sicily, and Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy, with around 100,00 fatalities, including American consul Arthur S. Cheney and his wife Laura. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1908 were Arthur S. Cheney. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: 1908 Messina Earthquake *** Date: December 28, 1908 *** Place: Strait of Messina, Italy *** Category: Disaster *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Opening of the San Francisco Municipal Railway - December 28, 1912: On this day in history, December 28, 1912, significant events took place today in California, USA, respecting the Opening of the San Francisco Municipal Railway. On December 28, 1912, while James Rolph was Mayor, San Francisco's Municipal Railway began operation. Commonly known as 'Muni' it is the public transport system for SanFrancisco and is one of the most expensive systems to run in the United States. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1912 were James Rolph. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: Opening of the San Francisco Municipal Railway *** Date: December 28, 1912 *** Place: California, USA *** Category: Transport *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Birth of Maggie Smith - December 28, 1934: On this day in history, December 28, 1934, momentous events took place today in Essex, England, with regard to the Birth of Maggie Smith. English Actress Dame Maggie Smith was born on December 28, 1934 in Ilford Essex. Her many roles in film and tv have earned her the Triple Crown of Acting, (Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award) and among her many famous roles are Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey's Violet Crawley, The Dowager Countess of Grantham. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1934 were Maggie Smith. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: Birth of Maggie Smith *** Date: December 28, 1934 *** Place: Essex, England *** Category: Entertainment *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

Disappearance of Douglas DC-3 Airliner NC16002 - December 28, 1948: On this day in history, December 28, 1948, significant events took place today in Off Florida, USA, respecting the Disappearance of Douglas DC-3 Airliner NC16002. A Douglas DC-3 Airliner disappeared on route from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami, Florida, on December 28, 1948. The aircraft captained by pilot Robert Linquist was reported to be 50 miles south of Miami when it's last transmission was received. A similar plane has been discovered in the Bermuda Triangle, however identification has not been established. The famous people associated with this historical event on this day in history: December 28, 1948 were Robert Linquist. Facts on this day in History December 28: Events on this day in history: Disappearance of Douglas DC-3 Airliner NC16002 *** Date: December 28, 1948 *** Place: Off Florida, USA *** Category: Mystery *** Historical Period: 20th Century *** This day in history ***

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