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)
- 1065Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
- 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.
- 1867United States claims Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
- 1895The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema.
- 1895Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.
- 1912The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
- 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.
Who were born on December 28?
- 1665George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)
- 1914Bidia Dandaron, Buddhist author and teacher in the USSR (d. 1974)
- 1922Stan Lee, American comic book writer
- 1924Milton Obote, President of Uganda (d. 2005)
- 1937Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
- 1944Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1946Tim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota
- 1951Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East
- 1960Ray Bourque, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1989Mackenzie Rosman, American actress
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