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Notable Historical Events for December 28th

1860Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad

1963Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"

1973The 'The Gulag Archipelago', a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, is published in the original Russian in Paris

2009Scarlett Johansson makes her debut on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge"

2012Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children

1994Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

1961Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in NYC

197830th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)

1969Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," premieres in NYC

1927George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC

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Notable Birthdays on December 28th

1934Maggie Smith, Ilford England, actress (Death on Nile, Clash of Titans)

1954Denzel Washington, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere)

1960Raymond bourque, Saint-Laurent Quebec, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Boston)

1856[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson, Staunton Va, 28th (D) US President (1913-21), Nobel Peace Prize 1919

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Notable Weddings on December 28th

1956Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada

1956Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (23) weds actor Gig Young (43)

1936Football player Bronko Nagurski (28) weds childhood sweetheart Eileen Kane in International Falls, Minnesota

1997Actor Robert Carlyle (36) weds makeup artist Anastasia Shirley in Scotland

2008"Cheers" actor Woody Harrelson (47) weds longtime girlfriend Laura Louie (43) in Maui Island

1950Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)

December 28th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on December 28th

2012Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (82) divorces Lois Driggs Cannon due to irreconcilable differences after 23 years of marriage

1942Actress Janet Leigh (14) divorces childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) 4 months after getting married

December 28th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 28th

2004Susan Sontag, American writer, dies from Myelodysplastic syndrome at 71

1734Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero and outlaw, dies at 63

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