December 28: Day of the Week
December 28, 2019 is the 362nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1879The Tay Bridge Disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses as a train passes over it, killing 75.
- 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.
- 1948The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
- 1958“Greatest Game Ever Played” – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York’s Yankee Stadium.
- 1972Kim Il-sung, already Prime Minister of North Korea and General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, became the first President of North Korea.
- 1978With the crew investigating a problem with the landing gear, United Airlines Flight 173 runs out of fuel and crashes in Portland, Oregon, killing 10. As a result, United Airlines instituted the industry’s first crew resource management program.
Who were born on December 28?
- 1915Pops Staples, American musician (The Staple Singers) (d. 2000)
- 1922Stan Lee, American comic book writer
- 1936Lawrence Schiller, American journalist
- 1942Roger Swerts, Belgian cyclist
- 1951Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East
- 1967Chris Ware, American cartoonist
- 1970Francesca Le, American porn star
- 1976Igor Žiković, Croatian footballer
- 1979Bill Hall, American baseball player
- 1979Noomi Rapace, Swedish actress
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