December 28 in History
1694December 28, 1694:
Queen Mary II of England dies aged 32 from smallpox.
1832December 28, 1832:
John C. Calhoun, Vice President of the United States, makes history when he becomes the first vice president to resign from office.
1895December 28, 1895:
The Lumière brothers hold a public demonstration of their motion picture apparatus, the Cinématographe in Paris’ Grand Café.
1938December 28, 1938:
Actress Florence Lawrence poisons herself and dies.
1944December 28, 1944:
The musical, “On the Town” premieres on Broadway.
1973December 28, 1973:
The Endangered Species Act is signed by US President Richard Nixon making it mandatory for state and federal governments to protect species on the verge of extinction.
- December 28, 1973:
“The Gulag Archipelago”, a non-fiction book by Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, is published.
1991December 28, 1991:
Nine people die after a stampede occurred outside the venue of a celebrity basketball game.
2008December 28, 2008:
The NFL’s Detroit Lions become the league’s first team to lose all of its regular-season games (16 in total).