28 December

1065     Westminster Abbey is consecrated.

1663     Francesco Maria Grimaldi (died), Italian mathematician and physicist (born 1618)

1763     John Molson (born), English-Canadian brewer, founded the Molson Brewing Company (died 1836)

1818     Carl Remigius Fresenius (born), German chemist (died 1897)

1832     John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign.

1835     Osceola leads his Seminole warriors in Florida into the Second Seminole War against the United States Army.

1867     United States claims Midway Atoll, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.

1895     The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema.

1895     Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.

1912     The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California.

1946     Edgar Winter (born), American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band)

1950     Alex Chilton (born), American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Box Tops and Big Star) (died 2010)

1954     Denzel Washington (born), American actor, director, and producer

1958     “Greatest Game Ever Played” – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York’s Yankee Stadium.

1963     Paul Hindemith (died), German violinist, composer, and conductor (born 1895)

1973     Seth Meyers (born), American actor

1983     Dennis Wilson (died), American drummer, songwriter, and producer (The Beach Boys) (born 1944)

1986     Jan Nieuwenhuys (died), Dutch painter (born 1922)

2000    U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years.

2004    Jerry Orbach (died), American actor (born 1935)

2010     Arab Spring: Popular protests begin in Algeria against the government.

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Interests include biological anthropology, evolution, social behavior, and human behavior. Conducted field research in the Tana River National Primate Reserve, Kenya and on Angaur, Palau, Micronesia, as well as research with captive nonhuman primates at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Institute for Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya.
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