Events in History for Monday 28th December 2015

Today’s Significant Events
1065 – Westminster Abbey consecrated
1612 – First observation of Neptune – Galileo observes and records a “fixed star” without realising it is a planet
1767 – King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.
1836 – Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1860 – Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
1908 – Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
1943 – All Kalmyk inhabitants of of the Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die en route
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