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DECEMBER 28

1798 Thomas Henderson (Scottish Astronomer) Scottish Scientists and Mathematicians Space and Astronomy
1873 William Draper Harkins (Pennsylvania-born Chemist, Physicist) Pennsylvania  Scientists and Mathematicians Chemistry Physics
1882 Arthur Stanley Eddington (English Astronomer, Author) English Scientists and Mathematicians Space and Astronomy Authors Historic UK
1898 Carl-Gustaf Rossby (Swedish Meteorologist) Swedish Scientists and Mathematicians Meteorology
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1932 Frank Taylor Ramsey (Texas-born Horticulturalist) Texas Scientists & Mathematicianss Botany Texas State Historical Association
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1904 Falling Cotton Prices Cause Georgia Farmers to Burn 2M Bales in an Effort to Raise Market Prices Farming & Agriculture Business University of Georgia
1908 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake in Sicily Kills over 100,000 People and Destroys Several Towns Sicily Earthquake Death History Channel USGS
1925 The First Producing Oil Well in Ector County, Texas Is Brought in on the W. E. Connell Ranch Ector County, Texas Business Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1957 The 2,000,000th Volkswagen Is Built German Business Automotives Volkswagen History Channel
1973 Vanuatu Is at the Epicenter of a 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Vanuatu Earthquake USGS
1974 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Pakistan Kills 5,300 and Injures 17,000 Pakistan Earthquake Death USGS
1981 Elizabeth Jordan Carr, the First American Test-Tube Baby, Is Born in Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Medical Research Child Advocacy Historic Firsts New York Times
1994 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Off the East Coast of Honshu, Japan Kills Two People Japan Earthquake Death USGS
1996 In Canada, a Blizzard Dumps 5' of Snow on British Columbia Canada Snow CBC

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