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Thursday December 28, 2023

December 28: Day of the Week

December 28, 2023 is the 362nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1835
    Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
  • 1836
    South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
  • 1885
    Indian National Congress a political party of India is founded in Bombay, British India.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey.
  • 1956
    Chin Peng, David Marshall and Tunku Abdul Rahman meet in Baling to try and resolve the Malayan Emergency situation.
  • 2000
    U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
  • 2009
    43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.

Who were born on December 28?

  • 1619
    Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
  • 1842
    Calixa Lavallée, French-Canadian composer (O Canada) (d. 1891)
  • 1898
    Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)
  • 1943
    David Peterson, Canadian politician
  • 1943
    Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Peruvian cardinal
  • 1950
    Hugh McDonald, American musician (Bon Jovi)
  • 1972
    Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer
  • 1973
    Alex Dimitriades, Australian actor
  • 1976
    Igor Žiković, Croatian footballer
  • 1984
    Leroy Lita, English footballer

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