2021 December

December 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on December 28

December 28th celebrates Call A Friend Day and Card Playing Day.

We’re on day 362 of 365 and the countdown continues with only 3 days left of 2021!

People who were born on December 28 all share the Capricorn star sign.

Hold on tight because you’re about to discover our top pick of interesting events that all happened on December 28th in history.

Did you know that on this day in 2008, Luke Ward launched The Fact Site? Back then, it was known as the Funky Facts blog and received just three visits on its first day.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about December 28th in history!

What Happened On December 28 In History?

2018

The Fact Site celebrated its 10th birthday by publishing a list of 1,000 interesting facts.

2012

Vladimir Putin signed a law banning the US adoption of Russian children.

OTD in 2012: Vladimir Putin signed a law banning the US adoption of Russian children.
The Dima Yakovlev Law was signed as a response to the US Magnitsky Act which penalized Russian officials who were involved in a certain tax scandal. The Dima Yakovlev Law received mixed critical reception.
2009

Scarlett Johansson made her debut on Broadway.

In the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge," Scarlett Johansson starred as the lead female role. The play ran for limited 14-weeks with 81 regular performances and 30 preview showings.
Source Playbill
2008

The Fact Site was launched.

2002

LinkedIn was founded by Reid Hoffman and others in Mountain View, California.

1997

Hong Kong began to slaughter the city’s 1.6 million chickens to stop the spread of an influenza strain.

Source CDC
1993

Andrea Bocelli made his classical debut singing at a concert at Teatro Romolo Valli in Reggio Emilia.

1981

The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, was born in Norfolk, Virginia.

1968

The first major rock festival held on America’s east coast took place.

The December Miami Pop Festival was attended by around 100,000 people. It was also the first rock festival to have two separate main stages.
1967

Muriel Siebert became the first woman to own a seat on New York Stock Exchange.

1846

Iowa became the 29th state to join the United States of America.

1065

The Westminster Abbey in London was consecrated.

OTD in 1065: The Westminster Abbey in London was consecrated.

Did you know that on this day, December 28th 2008, Luke Ward launched The Fact Site?