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Notable Historical Events for December 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on December 28th

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

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

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

1929Terry Sawchuk, Winnipeg Manitoba, NHL goaltender (Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers)

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Notable Weddings on December 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 28th Deaths
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