Daily Calendar for Thursday, December 28, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Thursday, December 28, 2023


  • 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) –
  • Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (actress ) –


  • 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) –


  • 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–


  • 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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