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28 December

418 – Rome – Boniface I became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boniface_I

893 – Armenia – Earthquake, epicentre in Dvin, estimated 30,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/893_Dvin_earthquake

1065 – England – Westminster Abbey consecrated. http://www.westminster-abbey.org/st-margarets/history-of-st-margarets-church

1308 – Japan – Hanazono became Emperor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Hanazono

1824 – Australia – Bathurst War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathurst_War

1835 – USA – Second Seminole War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seminole_Wars#Second_Seminole_War

1836 – Australia – Adelaide and South Australia founded. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/fh/passengerlists/South%20Australian%20Timeline%201834-51.htm

1846 – USA – Iowa became the 29th State. http://www.50states.com/iowa.htm

1879 – UK – Tay Bridge in Dundee, Scotland collapsed as train passed over, 75 killed. https://youtu.be/TXlDM_8a9yQ WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/28/newsid_2547000/2547177.stm

1885 – India – Indian National Congress founded in Mumbai (Bombay).http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/december-28-1885-the-indian-national-congress-is-founded-in-mumbai-

1908 – Italy – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Messina, 70,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1908_Messina_earthquake

1912 – USA – San Francisco Municipal Railway opened. http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/Muni-Centenial.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Municipal_Railway


1918 – UK – Constance Markievicz elected first female MP of the House of Commons, whilst detained in Holloway prison. https://youtu.be/_ABCnzecJNs WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/profiles/po10.shtml

1935 – Sumatra – Earthquake measuring 7.7Mw, epicentre Batu Islands. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1935_Sumatra_earthquake

1943 – Itlay – Battle of Ortona ended (Italian Campaign, WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ortona

1946 – USA – Kansas City Southern Skyways plane crashed at Walshville, IL, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461228-0

1946 – USA – American Airlines Flight 2207 crashed at Michigan City, IN, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461228-2

1946 – Ireland – TWA Flight 6963 crashed near Shannon Airport, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461228-1

1947 – Mexico – Servicio Aéreo Panini plane crashed at Léon, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19471228-0

1948 – USA – Airbourne Transport plane missing off Florida, 32 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19481228-0

1950 – Indonesia – MLD plane crashed at Serui, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19501228-0

1966 – Chile – Earthquake measuring 8.1Mw, epicentre in Taltal.

1972 – North Korea – Kim Il-sung became president. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Il-sung

1973 – USA – Endangered Species Act passed. http://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Conservation/Endangered-Species-Act.aspx  http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/laws/esa/text.htm


1978 – USA – United Airlines Flight 173 crashed near Portland, Oregon, 10 killed. https://youtu.be/doX1B3o5nlY  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19781228-1


1980 – UK – Renlesham Forest Incident. https://youtu.be/a7BtI5Y-DJs WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendlesham_Forest_incident

1989 – Australia – Earthquake measuring 5.6Mw, epicentre in Newcastle, New South Wales, 13 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Newcastle_earthquake

1994 – Japan – Earthquake measuring 7.7Mw, epicentre in Honshu, 2 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_offshore_Sanriku_earthquake

2009 – Pakistan – Suicide bomber in Karachi, 43 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8432409.stm

2011 – Turkey – Roboski Airstrike (Kurdish-Turkish Conflict). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roboski_airstrike


2014 – Indonesia – AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed at Karimata Strait, 162 killed. https://youtu.be/WLk_Gwa9AdI WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30614627 http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20141228-0

York

1794 – Infantry, consisting of York inhabitants, assembles on Knavesmire and presented with colours by the lady mayoress.

1813 – Fire at Lunatic Asylum near Bootham Bar.

1844 – William Kendrew was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf