December 28

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January 24, 2022

December 28 is the 362nd day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar (363rd leap year). There are 3 days left until the end of the year.

Events

Česko

1623 - A patent is issued for the so-called coin callad, that is, for state bankruptcy. Money has lost nine-tenths of its original value. 1969 - The Eagle Mountains Protected Landscape Area was declared. 1989 - Alexander Dubcek is elected the new President of the Federal Assembly.

World

1492 - The fortress of La Navidad is built on the island of Hispaniole after one of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Santa Maria, is wrecked. La Navidad thus became the first Spanish and at the same time European colonial settlement in the New World. 1612 - Galileo Galilei becomes the first to observe the planet Neptune, although he considered it a star. 1895 - The Lumiér brothers hold the film's first public screening. 1915 - World War I: Trojdahody warships clashed with Austro-Hungarian vessels K.u.k. Kriegsmarine at the Battle of Drace.

Birth

Česko

1751 - Josef Blažej Smrček, musician and composer († after 1799) 1814 - František Schmoranz Sr., architect († April 4, 1902) 1825 Jindřich Opper, journalist († January 18, 1903) Arnošt Förchtgott Tovačovský, Moravian composer († December 18, 1874) 1842 - Franz Kindermann, Austrian and Czech physician and politician († April 3, 1921) 1850 - František Mareš, archivist and writer († 12 February 1939) 1857 - František Tyttl, mycologist and painter († June 6, 1943) 1858 Jan Laichter, publisher and bookseller († October 31, 1946) Theodor Zuleger, Sudeten German politician († April 16, 1929) 1864 - Felix Časný, Czechoslovak politician († 11 December 1948) 1866 - Josef V. Sterzinger, philologist and lexicographer († January 9, 1939) 1869 - Karel Scheinpflug, journalist and writer († 5 May 1948) 1875 - František Světlík, Moravian priest and politician († 13 December 1949) 1878 - Václav Čutta, painter († April 19, 1934) 1880 - Rudolf Vohanka, composer († April 6, 1963) 1884 - Karel Anděl, astronomer († March 17, 1947) 1887 - Rudolf Beran, Czech-Slovak Prime Minister († 28 February 1954) 1891 - Josef Sedlák, Czechoslovak politician († May 10, 1966) 1892 - Otto Ušák, painter and science illustrator († September 3, 1957) 1914 - Rudolf Novotný, soldier and member of the Spelter airborne force († December 29, 1953) 1920 - Viliam Gerik, Zinc paratrooper, Gestapo collaborator († April 29, 1947) 1923 - František Šamalík, Czechoslovak constitutional lawyer and political scientist († April 24, 2008) 1928 - Mlhoš Kafka, composer and radio editor († September 16, 1993) 1929 - Jiří Vicherek, botanist († January 16, 2019) 1932 Eva Davidová, art historian, ethnographer, sociologist and photographer Karel Michal, writer, screenwriter and playwright († June 30, 1984) 1936 - Otakar Fuka, film screenwriter, director and pedagogue († February 22, 2012) 1937 Helena Illnerová, physiologist and biochemist, chairwoman of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Jaroslav Mareš, writer, traveler and zoologist († 5 May 2021) 1942 - Ivo Hlobil, art historian († November 2, 2021) 1943 - Jindřich Modráček, academic painter 1945 - Emil Přikryl, architect 1946 - Karel Fiala, Japanese scholar, linguist and philologist 1947 - Ivo Kučera, actor, playwright and conductor 1959 - Marie Horáková, actress, musician, director and presenter 1960 - Jiří Komorous, policeman 1969 - Ivo Prorok, hockey player 1975 - Lenka Dusilová, singer

World

1586 - Joachim Mencelius, evangelical preacher († September 26, 1638) 1651 - Johann Krieger, German organist, harpsichordist and composer († 18 July 1735) 1693 - Pavel Ernest Jablonský, German theologian and orientalist († September 13, 1757) 1708 - Sigismund of Haimhausen, Bavaria

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