December 28: Day of the Week
December 28, 2020 is the 363rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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)
- 1065Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
- 1308The reign of Emperor Hanazono, emperor of Japan, begins.
- 1768King Taksin’s coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
- 1835Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
- 1846Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
- 1895The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1974Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
- 2000U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.
Who were born on December 28?
- 1635Princess Elizabeth of England (d. 1650)
- 1946Pierre Falardeau, Quebec film director
- 1950Hugh McDonald, American musician (Bon Jovi)
- 1950Rainer Maria Latzke, German mural artist
- 1951Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East
- 1958Twila Paris, American singer
- 1960Melvin Turpin, American basketball player (d. 2010)
- 1961Kent Nielsen, Danish footballer and football coach
- 1962Melissa R. Kelly, former Maryland politician
- 1989Mackenzie Rosman, American actress
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