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Tuesday December 28, 2021

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.

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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.
  • 1612
    Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
  • 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.

Who were born on December 28?

  • 1665
    George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, British general (d. 1716)
  • 1914
    Bidia Dandaron, Buddhist author and teacher in the USSR (d. 1974)
  • 1922
    Stan Lee, American comic book writer
  • 1924
    Milton Obote, President of Uganda (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Ratan Tata, Indian industrialist
  • 1944
    Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946
    Tim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota
  • 1951
    Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East
  • 1960
    Ray Bourque, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989
    Mackenzie Rosman, American actress

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