Greetings, history enthusiasts! It’s 28th December, and I’m Laila, ready to take you on an intriguing journey through time. In this Article, we’ll be exploring the keyword ‘Today in History,’ uncovering remarkable events, stories, and facts that have shaped the world we live in today.
|Pope Boniface I is elected.
|Majorian is acclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire and recognized by Emperor Leo I the Thracian.
|Alaric II succeeds his father Euric and becomes king of the Visigoths. He establishes his capital at Aire-sur-l’Adour (Southern Gaul).
|An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia.
|Westminster Abbey is consecrated.
|The reign of Emperor Hanazono of Japan begins.
|King Taksin’s coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital.
|Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto).
|John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.
|Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.
|South Australia and Adelaide are founded.
|Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico with the signing of the Santa María-Calatrava Treaty.
|Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
|United States claims Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
|Tay Bridge disaster: The central part of the Tay Rail Bridge in Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom collapses as a train passes over it, killing 75.
|Indian National Congress, a political party of India is founded in Bombay Presidency, British India.
|The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines.
|Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.
|The Syracuse Athletic Club defeated the New York Philadelphians, 5-0, in the first indoor professional football game, which was held at Madison Square Garden.
|The 7.1 Mw Messina earthquake shakes Southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing between 75,000 and 200,000.
|The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco.
|Constance Markievicz, while detained in Holloway prison, became the first woman to be elected MP to the British House of Commons.
|World War II: Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate high-ranking Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich, commences.
|World War II: After eight days of brutal house-to-house fighting, the Battle of Ortona concludes with the victory of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division over the German 1st Parachute Division and the capture of the Italian town of Ortona.
|Maurice Richard becomes the first player to score eight points in one game of NHL ice hockey.
|The DC-3 airliner NC16002 disappears 50 miles south of Miami.
|Chin Peng, David Marshall and Tunku Abdul Rahman meet in Baling, Malaya to try and resolve the Malayan Emergency situation.
|“Greatest Game Ever Played”: Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York’s Yankee Stadium.
|The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
|A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
|War in Somalia: The militaries of Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government and Ethiopian troops capture Mogadishu unopposed.
|Forty-three people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims are observing the Day of Ashura.
|Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crashes into the Karimata Strait en route from Surabaya to Singapore, killing all 162 people aboard.
As you’ve seen, history is a treasure trove of fascinating tales and significant moments. Whether it’s a scientific breakthrough, a political milestone, a cultural revelation, or a gripping story of human resilience, ‘Today in History’ brings to light the events that have left an indelible mark on our world.
Before we wrap up this historical journey, let’s reflect on the importance of understanding the past. History isn’t just a subject for textbooks; it’s a source of inspiration, knowledge, and wisdom. By studying the triumphs and trials of those who came before us, we gain a deeper appreciation for the present and a better sense of direction for the future.
So, as we bid adieu to our excursion through time on 28th December, remember that history is alive, and its lessons are eternally relevant. Stay curious, keep exploring, and let the past be your guide to a brighter future.
Don’t forget to check back for more captivating ‘Today in History’ posts on this blog. The past is an open book, waiting for you to turn its pages and discover its many secrets. Until next time, happy time traveling!