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December 28 Birthdays

Woodrow Wilson
1856–1924, 28th President of the United States

Eliza Lucas Pinckney
horticulturist (1722)

Earl "Fatha" Hines
jazz pianist (1903)

Stan Lee
writer, editor (1922)

Simon Raven
writer (1927)

Manuel Puig
novelist (1932)

Dame Maggie Smith
actress (1934)

Denzel Washington
actor (1954)

Ray Bourque
hockey player (1960)

Linus Torvalds
computer scientist (1969)

John Legend
singer, songwriter, pianist (1978)

December 28 in History

1065

Westminster Abbey consecrated.

1832

John C. Calhoun became the first vice president in U.S. history to resign from office.

1846

Iowa became the 29th state in the United States.

1869

William F. Semple patented chewing gum.

1895

The Lumiere Brothers gave the first commercial movie show at the Grand Cafe in Paris.

1937

Composer Maurice Ravel died in Paris at age 62.

1945

Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.

1981

Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby, was born in Norfolk, Va.

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