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Friday, December 28, 2012

December 28 - The Day in History - What Happend

December 28 : General Interest
1895: First commercial movie screened

On this day in 1895, the world's first commercial movie screening takes place at the Grand Cafe in Paris... read more


American Revolution
1781 : British post troops on John's Island
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-post-troops-on-johns-island

Automotive
1938 : Silent-film star and inventor of mechanical turn signal dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/silent-film-star-and-inventor-of-mechanical-turn-signal-dies

Civil War
1822 : Confederate General William Booth Taliaferro is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-booth-taliaferro-born

Cold War
1973 : Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/solzhenitsyns-the-gulag-archipelago-published

Crime
1793 : An American hero is arrested in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/an-american-hero-is-arrested-in-france

Disaster
1908 : Earthquake rocks Sicily
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-rocks-sicily

General Interest
1832 : Calhoun resigns vice presidency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/calhoun-resigns-vice-presidency
1869 : America's first Labor Day
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americas-first-labor-day
1908 : Worst European earthquake
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worst-european-earthquake
1989 : Dubcek returns to public office
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dubcek-returns-to-public-office

Hollywood
1954 : Denzel Washington born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/denzel-washington-born

Literary
1932 : Argentine novelist Manuel Puig is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/argentine-novelist-manuel-puig-is-born

Music
1991 : Nine killed in a stampede outside a hip-hop celebrity basketball game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nine-killed-in-a-stampede-outside-a-hip-hop-celebrity-basketball-game

Old West
1900 : Carry Nation attacks a Kansas saloon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carry-nation-attacks-a-kansas-saloon

Presidential
1856 : Woodrow Wilson born in Staunton, Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodrow-wilson-born-in-staunton-virginia

Sports
1975 : Central Red Army defeats New York Rangers at MSG
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/central-red-army-defeats-new-york-rangers-at-msg

Vietnam War
1964 : South Vietnamese win costly battle at Binh Gia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-win-costly-battle-at-binh-gia
1972 : Hanoi announces return to the Paris peace talks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hanoi-announces-return-to-the-paris-peace-talks

World War I
1856 : Woodrow Wilson is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woodrow-wilson-is-born

World War II
1941 : Request made for creation of construction battalions
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/request-made-for-creation-of-construction-battalions
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