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Today In History - December 28

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Today in History in 1860 Harriet Tubman arrived in Auburn, New York on her last mission to free slaves; in 1867 the United States claimed Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside the Continental limits; and in 1973 U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1065 - Westminster Abbey consecrated
  • 1612 - First observation of Neptune - Galileo observes and records a "fixed star" without realising it is a planet
  • 1767 - King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.
  • 1832 - John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)
  • 1836 - Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
  • 1860 - Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
  • 1867 - United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
  • 1908 - Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
  • 1943 - All Kalmyk inhabitants of of the Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die en route
  • 1963 - Merle Haggard 1st appearance on country chart with "Sing a Sad Song"
  • 1973 - US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
  • 1981 - The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • 1984 - TV soap "Edge of Night" ends 28 year run
  • 2013 - Early signs of Ebola epidemic: 2 year old child in Guinea dies of an unidentified haemorraghic fever; mother, sister and grandmother soon follow

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1856 - [Thomas] Woodrow Wilson, Staunton Va, 28th (D) US President (1913-21), Nobel Peace Prize 1919
  • 1872 - Pío Baroja y Nessi, San Sebastián, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer)
  • 1905 - Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver)
  • 1931 - Martin Milner, Detroit, Michigan, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12)
  • 1934 - Maggie Smith, Ilford England, actress (Death on Nile, Clash of Titans)
  • 1954 - Denzel Washington, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Dr Chandler-St Elsewhere)
  • 1973 - Seth Meyers, actor, comedian, writer and producer ("Saturday Night Live") Evanston, Illinois
  • 1990 - David Archuleta, American Idol runner-up, American Singer

Famous Weddings

  • 1936 - British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale
  • 1936 - Football player Bronko Nagurski (28) weds childhood sweetheart Eileen Kane in International Falls, Minnesota
  • 1950 - Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)
  • 1956 - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (23) weds actor Gig Young (43)
  • 1956 - Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1957 - "Rebel Without A Cause" actress Natalie Wood (19) weds actor Robert Wagner (27) at Scottsdale United Methodist Church in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1994 - Billy Ray Cyrus (Achy Breaky Heart) weds Leticia Finley
  • 1997 - Actor Robert Carlyle (36) weds makeup artist Anastasia Shirley in Scotland
  • 2008 - "Cheers" actor Woody Harrelson (47) weds longtime girlfriend Laura Louie (43) in Maui Island
  • 2010 - "Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth (27) weds spanish actress Elsa Pataky (34) in Indonesia
  • 2011 - "Stargate SG-1" actor Christopher Judge (47) weds actress and model Gianna Patton (33)

Famous Divorces

  • 1942 - Actress Janet Leigh (14) divorces childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) 4 months after getting married
  • 2010 - Film and record company executive Justin Siegel (23) divorces actress-singer Emmy Rossum due to irreconcilable differences after a year-and-a-half of marriage
  • 2012 - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (82) divorces Lois Driggs Cannon due to irreconcilable differences after 23 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1734 - Rob Roy, Scottish folk hero and outlaw, dies at 63
  • 1983 - Dennis Wilson, drummer/singer (Beach Boys), drowns at 39
  • 1983 - William Demarest, actor (My 3 Sons), dies in Palm Springs at 91
  • 2004 - Susan Sontag, American writer, dies from Myelodysplastic syndrome at 71

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