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 This day in History - December 28
398 Historic Events for December 28
1888

Gabriel von Wayditch, composer

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1889

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

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1890

Frank Butler, Oxford England, actor/sreenwriter (Road to Bali, China)

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1891

Alfred Cellier, composer, dies at 47

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1893

French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu

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1894

Ed Healey, NFL tackle (Rock Island Independents, Chicago Bears)

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1894

Andr‚ de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)

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1895

World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris

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1895

Auguste Lumiere, twin brothers who opened 1st commercial cinema

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1895

Louis Lumiere, twin brothers who opened 1st commercial cinema

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1896

Roger Huntington Sessions, Brooklyn NY, composer (Black Masks)

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1897

Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac," premieres in Paris

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1902

Shen Congwen, writer

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1902

Mortimer J Adler, NYC, author (Encyclopedia Brittanica)

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1902

Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US

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1902

1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Phila 6-0 (MSG, NYC)

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1903

George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46

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1903

John von Neumann, mathematician/astronomer (Bocher Award 1938)

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1903

Clyde Fitch's "Glad of It," premieres in NYC

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1903

Electric lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago; 602 die

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1904

Sergei Yutkevich, St Petersburg Russia, director (Otello, Banya)

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1904

1st daily wireless weather forecasts published (London)

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1904

Clabon W Allen, Australian/British astronomer

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1905

Cliff Arquette, Toledo Oh, comedian (Charlie Weaver)

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1905

Earl "Fatha" Hines, Duquesne Pa, jazz pianist (Deep Forest)

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