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

1928Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues"

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

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

1923George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan," premieres in NYC

197830th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy)

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

1832John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)

2014AirAsia Flight QZ8501, enroute from Surabaya to Singapore, crashes in the Java Sea killing all 162 people aboard.

1994Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

1612First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet

1983Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29

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

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

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

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

December 28th Historical Events
Date Event
418
St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
801
Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona 
1065
Westminister Abbey consecrated in London 
1308
The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins. 
1612
First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet 
1614
Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk 
1732
1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette) 
1767
King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital. 
1816
American Colonization Society organizes 
1821
Naples: Gioacchini Rossini moves to Bologna 
1828
6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed 
1832
John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson) 
1836
Spain recognizes independence of Mexico 
1846
Iowa becomes 29th state 
1849
M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect 
1850
Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire 
1860
Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad 
1864
Battle of Egypt Station, MS 
1867
United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits. 
1869
William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon, Ohio, patents chewing gum 
1877
John Stevens, applies for a patent for his flour rolling mill 
1878
Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Quod apostolici muneris (socialism) 
1879
North British Railway's train falls as Tay bridge collapses (Scot) 
1887
Sir John Layton Jarvis, 1st British race horse trainer knighted 
1893
French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu 
1895
Film makers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris 
1897
Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," premieres in Paris 
1902
1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Phila 6-0 (Madison Square Garden, NYC) 
1902
Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US 
1903
Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It," premieres in NYC 
1904
1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London) 
1905
Intercollegiate Athletic Association of US founded (becomes NCAA in 1910) 
1905
NSW all out for 805 vs Victoria, win by innings & 253 
1906
Ecuador adopts its constitution 
1908
Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died) 
1910
Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC) 
1912
National Council of Young Israel convenes 
1912
SF Municipal Railway starts operation at Geary St (MUNI) 
1912
The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California. 
1914
Turks are repulsed by the Russians after fighting in Armenia for weeks 
1915
SF City Hall dedicated by Mayor James Rolph 
1915
Today the British Cabinet recognizes the true nature of the war by deciding to institute compulsory military service, with single men to be conscripted before married ones 
1921
The beginning of the Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa; the rebellion started as a strike by white mineworkers on and became an open armed rebellion against the state 
1923
George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan," premieres in NYC 
1925
George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes," premieres in NYC 
1926
Arthur Mailey takes 4-362 off 64 overs (no maidens) NSW v Vic 
1926
Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service 
1926
Ponsford scores 352 & Ryder 295 against NSW 
1926
Victoria all out for 1107 against NSW at the MCG Crowd 22,348 
1927
George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "Royal Family," premieres in NYC 
1928
Last recording of Ma Rainey, "Mother of the Blues," made 
1928
Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of "West End blues" 
1931
Lin-Sen succeeds Chiang Kai-shek as president of Nanjing-China 
1935
W P A Federal Art Project Gallery opens in NYC 
1935
Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union. 
1937
Fascist Octavian Goga becomes PM of Romania/begins spread of Judaism 
1938
Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa 
1940
Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148 
1941
State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia 
1942
Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus 
1942
Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times 
1943
All Kalmyk inhabitants of of the Russian Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die on route 
1944
Eisenhower & Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium 
1944
Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross 
1944
Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town," premieres in NYC 
1945
Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance" 
1947
Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game 
1948
IDF crosses Egyptian border 
1948
Middel-Java as a whole in Dutch hands 
1948
US announced a study to launch an Earth satellite 
1948
The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida. 
1949
20th Century Fox announces it would produce TV programs 
1950
Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea 
1950
The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park. 
1952
Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game 
1953
WLBT TV channel 3 in Jackson, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1954
43rd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Sydney (3-2) 
1954
KEPR TV channel 19 in Pasco-Kennewick-Richl, WA (CBS) 1st broadcast 
1955
44th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (5-0) 
1956
Miss Frances [Horwich], last Ding Dong School on NBC-TV 
1957
CBS states it won't broadcast baseball where minor league games are on 
1957
USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test 
1957
46th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2) 
1958
Chipmunks (Alvin, Simon & Theodore with David Seville) hit #1 
1958
"The Greatest Game Ever Played", Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game) 
1960
49th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (4-1) 
1961
Tennessee Williams' "Night of the Iguana," premieres in NYC 
1961
50th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Melbourne (5-0) 
1962
UN troops occupies Elizabethstad Katanga 
1962
51st Davis Cup: Australia beats Mexico in Brisbane (5-0) 
1963
"Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances 
1963
"Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances 
1963
Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song" 
1964
Premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' Stefan Rasin 
1964
Principal filming of "Dr Zhivago," begins 
1966
13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass 
1966
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1966
55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1) 
1967
KTSB (now KSNT) TV channel 27 in Topeka, KS (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1967
Muriel Siebert is 1st women to own a seat on NY Stock Exchange 
1967
56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1) 
1968
100,000 attend Miami Pop Festival 
1968
57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1) 
1968
Beatles' "Beatles-White Album," goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks 
1968
Israeli assault on Beirut Airport 
1968
KVOF (KUDO, now KWBB) TV channel 38 in SF, CA (IND) 1st broadcast 
1969
Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers," premieres in NYC 
1969
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1969
Dallas Cowboy kicker Mike Clark, attempting an on-side kick against Cleveland, missed the ball 
1970
"Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 perfs 
1970
Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution 
1971
Hasj falls from now on under(neath) the Opiumwet 
1972
Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea 
1972
Martin Bormanns skeleton found in Berlin (Hitlers deputy) 
1972
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1972
2 people are killed in a Loyalist bomb attack on the village of Belturbet, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland 
1973
US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law 
1973
Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby 
1973
Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelag" 
1973
Comet Kohoutek at perihelion 
1973
The '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 
1974
6.3 earthquake strikes Pakistan: 5200 killed 
1974
Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress. 
1975
"Hail Mary Pass"-Cowboys beat Vikings 17-14 on last second pass 
1975
1st broadcast of radio Hilversum IV (classic music) 
1975
Earthquake in Pakistan, 4,000 die 
1975
Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut 
1975
Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden 
1975
"The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born 
1976
"Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 perfs 
1976
Genie Francis joind "General Hospital" as Laura Vining 
1976
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1976
Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa 
1978
30th hat trick in Islander history (Mike Bossy
1980
Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US 
1981
Cleveland Metroparks Administrative offices move from downtown to Zoo 
1981
Warner-Elektra-Atlantic raises price of 45 records from $1.68 to $1.98 
1981
The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia. 
1983
72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2) 
1983
Gavaskar achieves his 30th century, beating Bradman's 29 
1983
US say they will leave UNESCO on Dec 31, 1984 
1983
Warren Cromartie signs 3 year $2.5M contract with Yomiuri Giants 
1984
Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old 
1984
Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party wins election in India 
1984
TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run 
1984
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1985
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1985
Warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement 
1986
75th Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2), helped by Pat Davis ranked 412th in the world 
1987
In Arkansas R Gene Simmons kills 2, later bodies of 14 of his relatives are found at his home near Dover Ark 
1988
John Tarrant, 1st Aust born Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission 
1988
US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals affirms Yonkers is guilty of racism 
1988
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1989
Alexander Dubček elected parliament chairman of Czech 
1989
Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die 
1990
2 die in a NYC subway accident 
1990
Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17 
1991
8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC 
1991
Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25 
1991
Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen 
1991
Ninibeth Beatriz Leal Jiminez, 20, of Venez, crowned 41st Miss World 
1991
Ted Turner is named Time Magazine Man of Year 
1993
Dow-Jones hits record 3793.49 
1993
Dutch Antilles government of Yandi Paula forms 
1993
John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts) 
1994
Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 v England, MCG) 
1994
Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection 
1996
India all out for 66 at Durban after making 100 in cricket 1st inning 
1997
Sting beats Hollywood Hogan for WCW Championship 
1999
Saparmurat Niyazov is proclaimed President for Life in Turkmenistan. 
2000
U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years. 
2001
OPEC oil ministers meeting in Cairo agree to reduce their crude oil output quotas by a combined 1.5 million barrels per day 
2005
A U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II. 
2007
Nepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy. 
2008
The Detroit Lions finished the season 0-16 with a 31-21 lost to the Green Bay Packers The first time in National Football League history that a team went winless in a 16-game season. 
2009
Scarlett Johansson makes her debut on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge" 
2009
43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura. 
2012
13 people are killed and 19 are injured after a bus plunges into a river in western Nepal 
2012
Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children 
2013
Chris Weidman defeats Anderson Silva to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship 
2014
AirAsia Flight QZ8501, enroute from Surabaya to Singapore, crashes in the Java Sea killing all 162 people aboard. 
2015
Iraq military retakes Ramadi 
2015
South Korea and Japan reach deal on 'comfort women' 
2015
Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria leave 22 dead 
2016
Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women 
2016
Japan's Abe offers condolences at Pearl Harbor for victims of war 
2016
Kevin Durant calls for NBA to toss Last Two Minute Report 
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