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Friday December 28, 2018

December 28: Day of the Week

December 28, 2018 is the 362nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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Here’s the December calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

December 2018
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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)

  • 1612
    Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
  • 1768
    King Taksin’s coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
  • 1795
    Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario).
  • 1835
    Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
  • 1836
    South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
  • 1912
    The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
  • 1944
    Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score 8 points in one game of NHL ice hockey.
  • 1948
    The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami, Florida.
  • 1973
    The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
  • 1989
    A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.

Who were born on December 28?

  • 1619
    Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)
  • 1882
    Arthur Stanley Eddington, British astronomer (d. 1944)
  • 1932
    Dhirubhai Ambani, Indian businessman (d. 2002)
  • 1950
    Rainer Maria Latzke, German mural artist
  • 1954
    Gayle King, American magazine editor
  • 1969
    Linus Torvalds, Finnish computer programmer
  • 1975
    B.J. Ryan, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Chris Coyne, Australian footballer
  • 1982
    Ferry Rotinsulu, Indonesian footballer
  • 1990
    David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up, American singer

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