December 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1612 - Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
- 1835 - Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole Waragainst the United States Army.
- 1846 - Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
- 1912 - The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
- 1973 - The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
- Famous Birthdays: Johann Krieger (German composer and organist), Thomas James Henderson (Scottish astronomer), Woodrow Wilson (American politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate), Arthur Eddington (English astronomer), Carl-Gustaf Rossby (Swedish meteorologist)
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