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Calendar for December 28th, 2013

1060s

  • 1065: Westminster Abbey consecrated

  • 1730s

  • 1732: Benjamin Franklin's paper, "The Pennsylvania Gazette," ran an ad for the first issue of Franklin's own Poor Richard's Almanack

  • 1830s

  • 1832: Vice President John Calhoun, having serious disagreements with President Andrew Jackson, resigned from office. He was the first U.S. vice president to do so.

  • 1840s

  • 1846: Iowa admitted to the Union as the 29th state

  • 1850s

  • Born 1856: Woodrow Wilson (28th U.S. president)

  • 1860s

  • 1869: Chewing gum was invented by Dr. William Semple, a dentist in Mt. Vernon, OH

  • 1910s

  • 1917: H. L. Mencken published A Neglected History bathtub hoax

  • 1920s

  • Born 1922: Stan Lee (comic book writer)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Maggie Smith (actress)

  • 1940s

  • Died 1945: Theodore Dreiser (writer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1954: Denzel Washington (actor)

  • 1970s

  • 1973: Endangered Species Act approved

  • 1973: The Endangered Species Act was signed into law by President Nixon

  • 1976: U.S. patent #4,000,000 was issued

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Sienna Miller (actress)

  • Died 1984: Sam Peckinpah (filmmaker)

  • Died 1986: John D. MacDonald (writer)

  • Born 1989: Mackenzie Rosman (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: William L. Shirer (journalist)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2001: William X. Kienzle (author)

  • Died 2004: Jerry Orbach (actor)


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