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December 28: Fun Facts about Today in History


Today in History


Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on December 28 throughout history. Capricorn is the zodiac sign for December 28. Denzel Washington (1954), Sienna Miller (1981), and Jacques Mesrine were all born on this day (1936).

Event

(December 28, 1065)
Edward the Confessor consecrated and opened the original Westminster Abbey in London on this day in 1065, and it became the location of coronations and other national festivities in England. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(December 28, 1895)
The Cinématographe, an early motion-picture equipment designed by the Lumière brothers, received its first public display at the Grand Café in Paris. photo source: wikimedia.org

(December 28, 1954)
Denzel Washington, an American actor known for his compelling and forceful performances in films such as Glory (1989), Malcolm X (1992), and Training Day (2001), was born. photo source: wikimedia.org

(December 28, 1956)
Chin Peng, David Marshall, and Tunku Abdul Rahman convene in Baling, Malaya to attempt resolution of the Malayan Emergency. photo source: wikimedia.org

(December 28, 1973)
President Richard Nixon of the United States signed the Endangered Species Act, which requires federal and state governments to safeguard all threatened species found within the United States and its surrounding territories. photo source: wikimedia.org

(Died on December 28, 2017)
Rose Marie, American actress and comedienne (b. 1923).

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Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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