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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)

  • 1065
    Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
  • 1308
    The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
  • 1795
    Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario).
  • 1836
    Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico.
  • 1895
    The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema.
  • 1908
    A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Messina, Sicily killing over 75,000.
  • 1918
    Constance Markievicz while detained in Holloway prison, became the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons.
  • 1943
    World 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.
  • 2008
    War in Somalia: The militaries of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian troops capture Mogadishu unopposed.
  • 2010
    Arab Spring: Popular protests begin in Algeria against the government.

Who were born on December 28?

  • 1882
    Arthur Stanley Eddington, British astronomer (d. 1944)
  • 1902
    Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (d. 1988)
  • 1932
    Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer
  • 1934
    Dame Maggie Smith, British actress
  • 1943
    Keith Floyd, British chef (d. 2009)
  • 1954
    Denzel Washington, American actor
  • 1957
    Anne Sargeant, Australian netballer
  • 1958
    Twila Paris, American singer
  • 1972
    Adam Vinatieri, American football player
  • 1986
    Victoria Atkin, English actress

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