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)
- 893An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia.
- 1065Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
- 1832John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.
- 1835Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
- 1836South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
- 1879The Tay Bridge Disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapses as a train passes over it, killing 75.
- 1908A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Messina, Sicily killing over 75,000.
- 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.
- 1973The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
- 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?
- 1905Cliff Arquette, American actor (d. 1974)
- 1914Bernard Youens, English actor (d. 1984)
- 1944Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1950Hugh McDonald, American musician (Bon Jovi)
- 1950Rainer Maria Latzke, German mural artist
- 1965Allar Levandi, Estonian Nordic combined skier
- 1970Francesca Le, American porn star
- 1979Bill Hall, American baseball player
- 1981Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
- 1985Taryn Terrell, American wrestler/model
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