On This Day: December 28th
This is 362nd day of the year and 3 days remain in the year.
Westminster Abbey consecrated.
John C. Calhoun became the first vice president in U.S. history to resign from office.
Iowa became the 29th state in the United States.
William F. Semple patented chewing gum.
Composer Maurice Ravel died in Paris at age 62.
Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the first American test-tube baby, was born in Norfolk, Va.
December 28 BirthdaysWoodrow Wilson1856–1924, 28th President of the United States
Linus Torvaldscomputer scientist
John Legendsinger, songwriter, pianist
Stan Leewriter, editor
Earl "Fatha" Hinesjazz pianist
Dame Maggie Smithactress
Eliza Lucas Pinckneyhorticulturist
Ray Bourquehockey player