December 28: Day of the Week
December 28, 2021 is the 362nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1308The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
- 1612Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
- 1768King Taksin’s coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
- 1908A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Messina, Sicily killing over 75,000.
- 1944Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey.
- 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.
- 1989A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
- 200943 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
- 2010Arab Spring: Popular protests begin in Algeria against the government.
Who were born on December 28?
- 1842Calixa Lavallée, French-Canadian composer (O Canada) (d. 1891)
- 1856Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, Nobel laureate, and 34th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1924)
- 1902Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (d. 1988)
- 1933John Y. Brown, Jr., American politician and 55th Governor of Kentucky
- 1962Melissa R. Kelly, former Maryland politician
- 1962Michel Petrucciani, French pianist (d. 1999)
- 1973Herborg Kråkevik, Norwegian singer and actress
- 1975B.J. Ryan, American baseball player
- 1976Igor Žiković, Croatian footballer
- 1983Mike He, Taiwanese actor
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