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Today in History for 28th December 2022

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Historical Events

801 - Louis the Vrome occupies Barcelona
1912 - National Council of Young Israel convenes
1918 - Montreal's Georges Vezina becomes the first NHL goalie to record an assist during the Canadiens’ 6-3 win over the Toronto Arenas
1975 - Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
2007 - Nepal declared a federal democratic Republic by interim parliament, abolishing the monarchy.
2018 - UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil moves up in weight and KOs dominant featherweight Cris "Cyborg" Justino just 51 seconds into the opening round at the Forum, Inglewood, CA; first female to win UFC titles in multiple weight classes

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Famous Birthdays

1914 - Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1984)
1971 - Melvin Nieves, Puerto Rican professional baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
1979 - Senna Guemmour, German singer-songwriter (Monrose), born in Frankfurt, Germany
1980 - Lomana LuaLua, Congolese football player, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
1980 - Vanessa Ferlito, American actress, born in Brooklyn, New York City
1989 - Mackenzie Rosman, American actress, born in Charleston, South Carolina

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Famous Deaths

1795 - Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (b. 1747)
1915 - Gerrit Jan van Heek, Dutch textile manufacturer and politician, dies at 78
1962 - Kathleen Clifford, American actress (b. 1887)
1963 - Paul Hindemith, German composer (Composer's World), dies at 68
1976 - Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman, dies at 73
2016 - Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan dictator and President of Uruguay (1981-85), dies in prison at 91

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