28 december

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January 27, 2022

December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd day in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by 3 more days until the end of the year. December 28 is the only date that always falls in the last week of the year.

Events

General 1879 - Tay Bridge Disaster: During a severe storm, the Tay Bridge in Dundee collapses when a train passes over it. There are ninety dead. 1908 - An earthquake and tsunami kill more than 100,000 people in Messina, Italy. 1950 - The Peak District National Park becomes the first nature park in the United Kingdom. 1992 – Two powerful car bombs explode at the Japanese and Chinese embassies in the Peruvian capital, Lima, injuring 25 people. Six people, including three police officers, are killed in an attempted bank robbery and an attack on a police station in the north of the South American country. 2011 - Venezuela is the most dangerous country in Latin America with 19,336 people killed in 2011, or 53 per day, according to Venezuelan Crime Monitors. 2014 - Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, an Airbus A320 of Indonesian airline Indonesia AirAsia carrying 155 passengers and seven crew members, disappears from radar over the Java Sea. Two days later wreckage and then bodies are found off the coast of Borneo. Economy 1971 - Ghana's national currency, the cedi, is devalued by 43.9 percent. Media 1975 - Hilversum 4 is opened by the Veronica Omroep Organisatie, which also makes its debut as a public broadcaster after retiring on August 31, 1974 as a sea broadcaster. 2018 - Pauline Broekema does her last report for the NOS Journaal. She says goodbye after 2000 contributions in 34 years. Art and culture 1897 - Edmond Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac has its premiere. 1946 - Jan (Johannes Cornelis) 'Poncke' Princen leaves for Indonesia on board the ship 'De Sloterdijk'. 1973 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn publishes The Gulag Archipelago. War 1989 - The Angolan resistance organization UNITA threatens to launch a major offensive if the left-wing MPLA government in Luanda is unwilling to negotiate. 2006 - The Islamic Courts Union is evicted from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, by troops of the Somali government army and the Ethiopian army. Politics 457 Majorian is crowned Emperor of the Western Roman Empire and recognized by Pope Leo I. 484 - Alaric II succeeds his father Euric as king of the Visigoths. 1832 - John Calhoun is the first vice president of the United States to resign. 1836 - South Australia and Adelaide are founded. 1836 - Spain recognizes Mexico's independence. 1846 - Iowa ratifies the Constitution of the United States of America and joins the Union as the 29th state. 1924 – TIGR, the first illegal armed resistance organization against fascism in Europe, is founded in Trieste, Italy. 1944 - Creation of social security in Belgium. 2012 - South Africa President Jacob Zuma calls for a "national cleansing ceremony" led by former Archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu, to reset the nation's moral compass. Religion 418 - Boniface I becomes Pope. 1065 - Westminster Abbey is consecrated. 1951 - Establishment of The Apostolic Society for Sports 1947 - The Argentina national football team wins the Copa América for the ninth time, winning 3-1 against Uruguay two rounds before the end. 2008 - Speed ​​skater Elma de Vries is second behind Ireen Wüst in the National Championships allround and later in the day wins the first marathon on natural ice of the season. 2009 - Safet Sušić is appointed head coach of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team. Science and technology 1612 - Galileo Galilei is the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune. 1869 - William Semple obtains oc

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