December 28 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Holy Innocents
- Christian
Asarah B'Tevet
Israel Observance, Hebrew
Day of the Holy Innocents
Mexico Observance
Incwala Day
Swaziland Public Holiday
Republic Day
South sudan Public Holiday
Card Playing Day
- Weird

Historical Events on December 28

  • 1836: The independence of Mexico is formally recognized by Spain when they sign the Santa Marie-Calatrava Treaty.
  • 1846: Iowa is admitted into the Union as the 29thS State.
  • 1879: As a train passes over the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland, it collapses. This leads to the death of seventy-five people.
  • 1895: The discovery of x-rays is detailed in a paper published by Wilhelm Rontgen.
  • 1908: Approximately two hundred thousand people are killed when a 7.1 Mw earthquake hits Southern Italy.
  • 1941: Operation Anthropoid begins during World War II. This purpose of this plot was to assassinate SS officer Reinhard Heydrich.
  • 1943: The Battle of Ortona finishes during World War II. This battle was marked by more than week of fierce home-to-home fighting between the First Canadian Infantry and the German First Parachute Division.
  • 1973: The United States passes the Endangered Species Act.
  • 1989: Thirteen people are killed when an earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales in Australia.

Famous Birthdays on December 28

  • English-Canadian brewer and founder of the Molson Brewery, John Molson is born in 1763.
  • Swiss banker and photographer, Jean-Gabriel Eynard is born in 1775.
  • American Nobel Prize laureate and 28th President of the U.S., Woodrow Wilson is born in 1856.
  • American historian and political scientist, Quincy Wright is born in 1890.
  • English actress Maggie Smith is born in 1934.
  • American biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Kary Mullis is born in 1944.
  • American TV journalist Gayle King is born in 1954.
  • American actor, director and producer, Denzel Washington is born in 1954.
  • English comedian, actor and screenwriter, Stephen Frost is born in 1955.
  • Dutch singer-songwriter Anita Doth is born in 1971
  • American basketball player William Gates is born in 1971.
  • American football player Adam Vinatieri is born in 1972.
  • American sprinter Derrick Brew is born in 1977.
  • American baseball player Bill Hall is born in 1979.

Advent

Blue Monday

Annunciation

Easter Monday

Earth Day

Memorial Day