December 28: Day of the Week
December 28, 2018 is the 362nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1795Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario).
- 1835Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
- 1836South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
- 1912The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
- 1944Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey.
- 1948The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
- 1973The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
- 1989A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
Who were born on December 28?
- 1619Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
- 1882Arthur Stanley Eddington, British astronomer (d. 1944)
- 1932Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
- 1950Rainer Maria Latzke, German mural artist
- 1954Gayle King, American magazine editor
- 1969Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer
- 1975B.J. Ryan, American baseball player
- 1978Chris Coyne, Australian footballer
- 1982Ferry Rotinsulu, Indonesian footballer
- 1990David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up, American singer
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