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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Born

  • Woodrow Wilson (28th U.S. president)
  • Stan Lee (comic book writer)
  • Nichelle Nichols (American actress )
  • Maggie Smith (actress)
  • Denzel Washington (actor)
  • Sienna Miller (actress)
  • Mackenzie Rosman (actress)

Died

  • Theodore Dreiser (American writer)
  • Sam Peckinpah (filmmaker)
  • John D. MacDonald (writer)
  • William L. Shirer (journalist)
  • William X. Kienzle (author)
  • Jerry Orbach (actor)
  • Debbie Reynolds (actress)

Events

  • Westminster Abbey in London was consecrated
  • Benjamin Franklin’s paper, The Pennsylvania Gazette, ran an ad for the first issue of Franklin’s own Poor Richard’s Almanack
  • 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.
  • Iowa admitted to the Union as the 29th state
  • Second chewing gum patent went to William Semple, a dentist in Mt. Vernon, Ohio
  • H. L. Mencken published A Neglected History bathtub hoax
  • First sudden-death overtime game in NFL, Baltimore Colts vs. N.Y. Giants
  • President Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act of 1973 into law. It provided broad protection for threatened species of fish, wildlife, and plants.
  • The Endangered Species Act was signed into law by President Nixon
  • Endangered Species Act approved
  • U.S. patent #4,000,000 was issued

Weather

  • Temperatures throughout Iowa hovered near 24 degrees below zero F
  • 83 inches of snow on the ground in Bathurst, New Brunswick
  • A severe snowstorm with periods of near-zero visibility resulted in an incredible 1,000 traffic accidents in Michigan
  • 31.5 inches of snow fell in 24 hours in Victoria, British Columbia

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