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This Day in History: December 28

December 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1612 - Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star.
  2. 1835 - Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole Waragainst the United States Army.
  3. 1846 - Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.
  4. 1912 - The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.
  5. 1973 - The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
  6. 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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