Today in India and World History: December 28

According to Gregory calendar, December 28 is the day number 362 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 363. December 28 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened in Indian History on December 28. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 28th December:

  • 1065: Westminster Abbey in London consecrated
  • 1612: Galileo saw the planet Neptune and called it the stable star.
  • 1700: Laurence Hyde Rochester is appointed the first Earl Ireland Lord Lieutenant.
  • 1767: King Texin is crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.
  • 1836: Spain recognizes Mexico’s independence.
  • 1846: Iowa becomes the 29th state of the United States.
  • 1850: Rangoon and Burma destroyed by fire.
  • 1860: Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn, New York, on her last mission to free slaves, having evaded capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
  • 1867: English writer Charles Dickens makes his first public studies in the United States at the New York City Theater.
  • 1885: The first session of the Indian National Congress was held in Bombay, attended by 72 delegates.
  • 1885: 72 Indian lawyers, academics and journalists gathered in Bombay as Congress party.
  • 1895: For the first time in the history of cinema, a story was given a film form. The film was made by the inventors of France, the Lumir brothers, who are called the father of the film world.
  • 1896: Vande Mataram was sung for the first time at the Calcutta session of the Indian National Congress.
  • 1908: More than a million people were killed after the earthquake and tsunami in Messina and Rejo Calabria, southern Italy.
  • 1926: Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service
  • 1928: The first spoken film ‘Melody of Love’ was shown in Kolkata.
  • 1932: Dhirubhai Ambani, the founder of business giant Reliance Industries, was born.
  • 1942: Robert Sullivan became the first pilot to fly over the Atlantic Ocean a hundred times.
  • 1943: All Kalmyk inhabitants of the Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die en route.
  • 1948: A Muslim Brotherhood member assassinated Egyptian Prime Minister Mahmoud Fahimi Nakrashi.
  • 1950: The Peak District becomes Britain’s first national park.
  • 1965: Italian Foreign Minister Aminor Fanfani resigns.
  • 1966: 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
  • 1969: Young Lords acquire the first Spanish Methodist Church in East Harlem.
  • 1974: A 6.3 Richter scale earthquake struck Pakistan, killing 5200 people.
  • 1983: India’s legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar broke the record of legendary batsman Sir Don Bradman by scoring his 30th century in the Madras Test against the West Indies.
  • 1984: Congress wins Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Rajiv Gandhi.
  • 2003: In the United States, it was decided to deploy Sky Marshal ie Security Guard in some of the UK aircraft.
  • 2013: Aam Aadmi Party formed the government in Delhi with the support of Congress.

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