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On This Day: December 28th

This is 362nd day of the year and 3 days remain in the year.

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.
December 28 BirthdaysWoodrow Wilson

1856–1924, 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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