December 28: Day of the Week
December 28, 2020 is the 363rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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December 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1612Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
- 1795Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario).
- 1867United States claims Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
- 1895Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.
- 1935Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
- 1943World War II – After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the battle of Ortona concludes with the victory of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona.
- 1956Chin Peng, David Marshall and Tunku Abdul Rahman meet in Baling to try and resolve the Malayan Emergency situation.
- 1973The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
- 1974Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
- 200943 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
Who were born on December 28?
- 1635Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)
- 1879Billy Mitchell, American military aviation pioneer (d. 1936)
- 1936Lawrence Schiller, American journalist
- 1951Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East
- 1954Gayle King, American magazine editor
- 1960James Caan, British-Pakistani entrepreneur
- 1974Rob Niedermayer, Canadian-born ice-hockey player
- 1978Chris Coyne, Australian footballer
- 1982Cedric Benson, American football player
- 1982Ferry Rotinsulu, Indonesian footballer
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