December 28: This Day That Year

DEC 28

- 1065 - UK: Westminster Abbey consecrated in London.

- 1828 - Japan: 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Echigo killed 30,000+ people.

- 1856 - Birthday: Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President (Democrat: 1913-21) born in Staunton City, Virginia.

- 1908 - Italy: Earthquake in Messina killed 80,000+ people.

- 1922 - Stan Lee, American comic-book artist born in NYC, New York.

- 1934 - Australia: First Women's cricket international played between England vs Australia.

- 1955 - Birthday: Liu Xiaobo, Chinese writer and human rights activist, born in Changchun, China.

- 1969 - Finland: Linus Torvalds, Finnish-American software engineer (developed Linux operating system) born in Helsinki.

- 1974 - Pakistan: 6.3 magnitude earthquake killed 5200+ people.

- 1975 - Pakistan: Earthquake killed 4,000+ people.

- 1984 - India: Rajiv Gandhi's Congress party won the general election.

- 1989 - Australia: Earthquake in Newcastle killed 11 people.

- 2002 - USA: LinkedIn was founded by Reid Hoffman in Mountain View, California.

- 2009 - Pakistan: 43 people died due to a suicide bombing in Karachi.

- 2012 - Nepal: 13 people were killed and 19 were injured after a bus plunged into a river.

- 2012 - Vladimir Putin signed a law to ban US citizens to adopt of Russian children.

- 2014 - Indonesia: AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed in the Java Sea, killed all 162 people on board.

- 2017 - Iran: Vida Movahed arrested for protesting against policy of compulsory hijab, lead to other protests (Girls of Enghelab Street)

- 2019 - Somalia: Jihadist fundamentalist group al-Shabaab sets off a truck bomb in Mogadishu, killed 80+ and injured 150+ people.

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