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 This day in History - December 28
398 Historic Events for December 28
1938

Charles Neville, US rock vocalist/saxophonist (Neville Brothers)

Birth
1938

Paul Gibb scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v South Africa

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1938

Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48

Death
1938

Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician

Birth
1938

Bruce Yarnell, LA Calif, actor (Outlaws)

Birth
1938

Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator

Birth
1940

Alvin Elliot Singleton, composer

Birth
1940

Arthur Morris scores 111 in 2nd innings of 1st game after 148

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1940

Lonnie Liston Smith, US jazz performer (Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady)

Birth
1941

Don Francisco, Spanish variety show host (Sabado Gigante)

Birth
1941

Intikhab Alam, Pakistan cricket leg-spinner (1959-77)

Birth
1941

State of siege goes into effect in Bohemia/Moravia

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1942

Robert Sullivan becomes 1st pilot to fly Atlantic 100 times

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1942

Paul Horowitz, NYC, physicist, META project (Sloan Award 1971-3)

Birth
1942

Oberkommando Wehrmacht orders strategist flight out of Kaukasus

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1943

All inhabitants of Kalmukkie deported, about 70,000 killed

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1943

David Peterson, Toronto, premier of Ontario Canada (L) (1982- )

Birth
1943

Oscar D Dhlomo, South African sect-gen of Inkatha (1978-90)

Birth
1943

Bobby Comstock, rocker

Birth
1944

Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town," premieres in NYC

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1944

Former Wash 3rd baseman Buddy Lewis wins Distinguished Flying Cross

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1944

Eisenhower and Montgomery meet in Hasselt Belgium

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1945

Dwight Bement, rocker (Gary Puckett and Union Gap-Young Girl)

Birth
1945

Theodore Dreiser, novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74

Death
1945

Congress officially recognizes "Pledge of Allegiance"

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