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.
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)
- 1835Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
- 1836South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
- 1885Indian National Congress a political party of India is founded in Bombay, British India.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1944Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey.
- 1956Chin Peng, David Marshall and Tunku Abdul Rahman meet in Baling to try and resolve the Malayan Emergency situation.
- 2000U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
- 200943 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
Who were born on December 28?
- 1619Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
- 1842Calixa Lavallée, French-Canadian composer (O Canada) (d. 1891)
- 1898Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (d. 1947)
- 1943David Peterson, Canadian politician
- 1943Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Peruvian cardinal
- 1950Hugh McDonald, American musician (Bon Jovi)
- 1972Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer
- 1973Alex Dimitriades, Australian actor
- 1976Igor Žiković, Croatian footballer
- 1984Leroy Lita, English footballer
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