Today in History, December 28th

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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history, December 28th!

1832 John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Andrew Jackson.

John C. Calhoun

John C. Calhoun

1846 Iowa is admitted as the 29th State of the Union.
1872 A U.S. Army force defeats a group of Apache warriors at Salt River Canyon, Arizona Territory, with 57 Indians killed but only one soldier.
1897 “Cyrano de Bergerac,” a play by Edmond Rostand, premiered in Paris.
1904 Farmers in Georgia burn two million bales of cotton to prop up falling prices.
1905 The forerunner of the NCAA, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States, was founded in New York City.
1920 The United States resumes the deportation of communists and suspected communists.
1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt states, “The definite policy of the United States, from now on, is one opposed to armed intervention.”

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1936 Benito Mussolini sends planes to Spain to support Francisco Franco’s forces.
1938 France orders the doubling of forces in Somaliland; two warships are sent.
1945 Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance.
1946 The French declare martial law in Vietnam as a full-scale war appears inevitable.
1948 Premier Nokrashy Pasha of Egypt is assassinated by a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood because of his failure to achieve victory in the war against Israel.
1951 The United States pays $120,000 to free four fliers convicted of espionage in Hungary.
1958 The Baltimore Colts won the NFL championship, defeating the New York Giants 23-17 in overtime at Yankee Stadium, in what has been dubbed the greatest football game ever played.
1965 The United States bars oil sales to Rhodesia.
1968 Israel attacks an airport in Beirut, destroying 13 planes.
1971 The U.S. Justice Department sues Mississippi officials for ignoring the voting ballots of blacks in that state.
1973 Alexander Solzhenitsyn published “Gulag Archipelago,” an expose of the Soviet prison system.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

1982 A black man was mortally wounded by a police officer in a Miami video arcade, setting off three days of race-related disturbances that left another man dead.
2005 Former top Enron Corp. accountant Richard Causey pleaded guilty to securities fraud and agreed to help pursue convictions against Enron founder Kenneth Lay and former CEO Jeffrey Skilling.
2008 The Detroit Lions completed an 0-16 season, the NFL’s worst ever, with a 31-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Today in history facts are from various sites including, but not limited too: the History Channel, The New York Times, WHG Historynet.com, and HistoryOrb.com.

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A few of the great historical events that happened today in history!

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