Historical Events for 28th December 2018

1308 – The reign of Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan, begins
1836 – Proclamation of South Australia as a British Province. Formal proclamation was read out in what is now the Adelaide suburb of Glenelg North by Captain (later Rear Admiral, Governor, Sir) John Hindmarsh
1928 – Last recording of Ma Rainey, “Mother of the Blues,” made
1952 – Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-7 in NFL championship game
1958 – “The Greatest Game Ever Played”, Baltimore Colts beat New York Giants 23-17 in the first every sudden-death overtime game in NFL history (17 future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were involved in the game)
1966 – 13 die in a train crash in Everett, Massachusetts
1976 – Winnie Mandela banished in South Africa
1980 – Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US
1984 – Ted Hughes is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Elizabeth II
2009 – 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.

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