Daily Calendar for December 28th, 2019

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1060s

  • 1065: Westminster Abbey in London was 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: Second chewing gum patent went to William Semple, a dentist in Mt. Vernon, Ohio150 Years Ago

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)

  • 1958: First sudden-death overtime game in NFL, Baltimore Colts vs. N.Y. Giants

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)

2010s

  • Died 2016: Debbie Reynolds (actress)

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