This article titled Today in History – December 28 – India and World provides only and only historical facts and events in a chronological manner. In case you are looking for any detailed information, this article will not serve the purpose. This particular piece has been created by keeping in mind those people who are preparing for competitive examinations like UPSC and banking services in India and need a quick recap of historical events. So, let us begin.
What Happened On This Day in History – December 28
Today in History – December 28: “India”
1883: A National Conference was convened by Surendranath Banerjee which was called as Bharat Sabha.
1885: Indian National Congress was formed and the first session was held at Bombay on this day.
1896: Vande Mataram was first sung by Rabindranath Tagore in Calcutta session of INC on this day.
1921: Victoria Memorial Hall was inaugurated by Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
1928: Melody of Love, the first talkie film was screened in Calcutta.
1932: Birth date of Dhirubhai Ambani, an eminent industrialist.
1937: Birth date of Ratan Tata, an eminent industrialist.
1952: Arun Jaitley, politician and current Finance Minister of India was born on this day.
Today in History – December 28: “World”
1065: Consecration of Westminster Abby.
1308: Emperor Hanazono started his rule in Japan on this day.
1836: Adelide and South Australia were founded.
1836: Spain signed Santa María–Calatrava Treaty and Mexico got its independence from Spain.
1846: Iowa was admitted as the 29th state of US.
1895: Lumière brothers performed for their first paying audience. They performed in Boulevard des Capucines’ Grand Cafe.
1895: Wilhelm Röntgen published a new paper on the discovery of a new type of radiation. It is now called as X-rays.
1941: During WWII, Operation Anthropoid was started to assassinate high-ranking Nazi official, Reinhard Heydrich.
1943: During WWII, after 8 days of fighting in the Battle of Ortona, Canada defeated Germany and occupied Ortona, a town of Italy.
1973: Endangered Species Act was passed in US.