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)
- 1795Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario).
- 1836South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
- 1846Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
- 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.
- 1935Pravda publishes a letter by Pavel Postyshev, who revives New Year tree tradition in the Soviet Union.
- 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.
- 1974Senegalese marxist group Reenu-Rew founds the political movement And-Jëf at a clandestine congress.
- 2008War in Somalia: The militaries of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian troops capture Mogadishu unopposed.
Who were born on December 28?
- 1931Guy Debord, French writer (d. 1994)
- 1936Lawrence Schiller, American journalist
- 1942Roger Swerts, Belgian cyclist
- 1945Birendra of Nepal (d. 2001)
- 1950Alex Chilton, American musician (The Box Tops, Big Star) (d. 2010)
- 1970Francesca Le, American porn star
- 1972Patrick Rafter, Australian tennis player
- 1975B.J. Ryan, American baseball player
- 1980Vanessa Ferlito, American actress
- 1986Tom Huddlestone, English footballer
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