Wednesday, December 28, 2016
History for December 28 - On-This-Day.com
Woodrow Wilson 1856 - 28th U.S. President, John Molson 1763 - Beer brewer, founder of Molson Beer, Clifford Charles "Cliff" Arquette 1905 - Actor (The RCA Victor Show, Hollywood Squares), played character "Charlie Weaver," grandfather of actress Roseanna Arquette
Sam Levinson 1911 - Humorist, Maggie Smith 1934 - Actress (Lettice & Lovage), Denzel Washington 1954 - Actor (Glory, Malcolm X, The Hurricane)
1732 - "The Pennsylvania Gazette," owned by Benjamin Franklin, ran an ad for the first issue of "Poor Richard’s Almanack."
1832 - John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson.
1836 - Mexico's independence was recognized by Spain.
1877 - John Stevens applied for a patent for his flour-rolling mill, which boosted production by 70%.
1937 - The Irish Free State became the Republic of Ireland when a new constitution established the country as a sovereign state under the name of Eire.
1945 - The U.S. Congress officially recognized the "Pledge of Allegiance."
1973 - The Chamber of Commerce of Akron, OH, terminated its association with the All-American Soap Box Derby. It was stated that the race had become "a victim of cheating and fraud."
1973 - Alexander Solzhenitsyn published "Gulag Archipelago," an expose of the Soviet prison system.