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 This day in History - December 28
398 Historic Events for December 28
418

St Boniface I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Event
801

Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona

Event
1065

Westminister Abbey opens in London

Event
1446

Clemens VIII, [Aegyd Mu¤oz], Spanish anti-pope (1423-29), dies

Death
1484

Joachim Vadianus, [von Watt], Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen

Birth
1542

Albert Pigge, [Pighius], Dutch theologist/astronomer, dies at about 52

Death
1614

Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk

Event
1622

Fran‡ois de Sales, French bishop of GenŠva/writer/saint, dies at 55

Death
1631

Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist

Birth
1673

Joan Blaeu, Dutch cartographer/publisher (Atlas Major), dies at 77

Death
1694

Mary II, Queen of England, dies after 5 years of rule at 32 [NS=Jan 7]

Death
1694

Ceslav Vanura, composer

Birth
1706

Pierre Bayle, French theologist (History of Criticism), dies at 59

Death
1731

Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master

Birth
1732

1st known ad for "Poor Richard's Almanack" (Pennsylvania Gazette)

Event
1738

Thaddaus Ferdinand Lipowsky, composer

Birth
1751

Josef Blazej Smrcek, composer

Birth
1753

Johan Wikmanson, composer

Birth
1763

John Molson, founded Montr‚al brewery (Molsons)

Birth
1772

Ernst J earl van/of Biron, Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82

Death
1775

Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of (Neth Indies), dies at 61

Death
1779

Gennaro Manna, composer, dies at 64

Death
1783

Robert Gallenberg, composer

Birth
1787

Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Cura‡ao

Birth
1793

Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75

Death