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  • Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany
    Saturday Dec 28, 1895

    X-ray

    First paper written about X-rays

    Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany
    Saturday Dec 28, 1895

    On December 28, 1895 submitted it to Würzburg's Physical-Medical Society journal. This was the first paper written on X-rays. Röntgen referred to the radiation as "X", to indicate that it was an unknown type of radiation. The name stuck, although (over Röntgen's great objections) many of his colleagues suggested calling them Röntgen rays.




  • Italy
    Monday Dec 28, 1908

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1908 Messina Earthquake

    Italy
    Monday Dec 28, 1908

    The 1908 Messina earthquake (also known as the 1908 Messina and Reggio earthquake) occurred on 28 December in Sicily and Calabria, southern Italy with a moment magnitude of 7.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). The cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria were almost completely destroyed and between 75,000 and 82,000 lives were lost.




  • Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
    Thursday Dec 28, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Dihua Uprising

    Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
    Thursday Dec 28, 1911

    In Xinjiang on 28 December, Liu Xianzun and the revolutionaries started the Dihua Uprising. This was led by more than 100 members of Geilaohui. This uprising failed.




  • West 98th Street, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 28, 1922

    Stan Lee

    Birth

    West 98th Street, Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Dec 28, 1922

    Stanley Martin Lieber was born on December 28, 1922, in Manhattan, New York City, in the apartment of his Romanian-born Jewish immigrant parents, Celia (née Solomon) and Jack Lieber, at the corner of West 98th Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan.




  • Cadaqués, Catalonia, Spain
    Saturday Dec 28, 1929

    Salvador Dali

    Thrown out

    Cadaqués, Catalonia, Spain
    Saturday Dec 28, 1929

    Violently thrown out of his paternal home on 28 December 1929. Dalí's relationship with his father was close to rupture. Don Salvador Dalí y Cusi strongly disapproved of his son's romance with Gala, and saw his connection to the Surrealists as a bad influence on his morals. The final straw was when Don Salvador read in a Barcelona newspaper that his son had recently exhibited in Paris a drawing of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ, with a provocative inscription: "Sometimes, I spit for fun on my mother's portrait". Outraged, Don Salvador demanded that his son recant publicly. Dalí refused, perhaps out of fear of expulsion from the Surrealist group, and was violently thrown out of his paternal home on 28 December 1929. His father told him that he would be disinherited and that he should never set foot in Cadaqués again.




  • Algeria
    Friday Dec 28, 1956

    Algerian War

    Ali La Pointe assassinated the Mayor of Boufarik and President of the Federation of Mayors of Algeria

    Algeria
    Friday Dec 28, 1956

    On 28 December 1956, on the orders of Ben M'hidi, Ali La Pointe assassinated the Mayor of Boufarik and President of the Federation of Mayors of Algeria, Amedee Froger outside his house on Rue Michelet. The following day, a bomb exploded in the cemetery where Froger was to be buried; enraged European civilians responded by carrying out random revenge attacks (ratonnade), killing four Muslims and injuring 50.




  • Khankala, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Dec 28, 1994

    First Chechen War

    Battle of Khankala

    Khankala, Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Dec 28, 1994

    The Battle of Khankala was a failed attempt by the Chechen separatists to counterattack at the strategic position at Khankala from Grozny and Argun using armoured vehicles.


  • Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday Dec 28, 2006

    Hugo Chávez

    Chávez announced That The Government would Not Renew RCTV's broadcast License

    Caracas, Venzuela
    Thursday Dec 28, 2006

    On 28 December 2006, President Chávez announced that the government would not renew RCTV's broadcast license which expired on 27 May 2007, thereby forcing the channel to cease operations on that day.


  • Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Dec 28, 2010

    Johan Cruyff

    A Friendly against Honduras

    Barcelona, Spain
    Tuesday Dec 28, 2010

    On 28 December 2010, Catalonia played a friendly against Honduras winning 4–0 at Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys.


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