On This Day: December 28th

This is 363rd day of the year and 3 days remain in the year.

in history
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.
The Lumiere Brothers gave the first commercial movie show at the Grand Cafe in Paris.
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 Birthdays
Woodrow Wilson1856–1924, 28th President of the United States
Denzel Washingtonactor
Simon Ravenwriter
Linus Torvaldscomputer scientist
John Legendsinger, songwriter, pianist
Stan Leewriter, editor
Earl "Fatha" Hinesjazz pianist
Manuel Puignovelist
Dame Maggie Smithactress
Eliza Lucas Pinckneyhorticulturist
Ray Bourquehockey player

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