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Saturday December 28, 2019

December 28: Day of the Week

December 28, 2019 is the 362nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1768
    King Taksin’s coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
  • 1867
    United States claims Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
  • 1879
    The Tay Bridge Disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses as a train passes over it, killing 75.
  • 1895
    The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema.
  • 1895
    Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.
  • 1912
    The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
  • 1948
    The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
  • 1958
    “Greatest Game Ever Played” – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York’s Yankee Stadium.
  • 1972
    Kim Il-sung, already Prime Minister of North Korea and General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, became the first President of North Korea.
  • 1978
    With the crew investigating a problem with the landing gear, United Airlines Flight 173 runs out of fuel and crashes in Portland, Oregon, killing 10. As a result, United Airlines instituted the industry’s first crew resource management program.

Who were born on December 28?

  • 1915
    Pops Staples, American musician (The Staple Singers) (d. 2000)
  • 1922
    Stan Lee, American comic book writer
  • 1936
    Lawrence Schiller, American journalist
  • 1942
    Roger Swerts, Belgian cyclist
  • 1951
    Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East
  • 1967
    Chris Ware, American cartoonist
  • 1970
    Francesca Le, American porn star
  • 1976
    Igor Žiković, Croatian footballer
  • 1979
    Bill Hall, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Noomi Rapace, Swedish actress

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