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December 28: Day of the Holy Innocents (Western Christianity)
- 1836 – At the Old Gum Tree (pictured) near present-day Adelaide, Royal Navy Rear-Admiral John Hindmarsh read a proclamation establishing the British province of South Australia.
- 1879 – The Tay Rail Bridge, spanning the Firth of Tay in Scotland between Dundee and the Wormit, collapsed during a violent storm while a train was passing over it, killing all on board.
- 1912 – The San Francisco Municipal Railway, operator of the city's famed cable car system, opened its first line.
- 1989 – In one of Australia's most serious natural disasters, a 5.6 ML earthquake struck Newcastle, New South Wales, killing 13 people and injuring more than 160 others, and causing an estimated A$4 billion in damages.
- 2011 – Acting on information that PKK militants were crossing the border into Şırnak Province, two Turkish F-16 jets fired at a group of villagers, killing 34 people.
Twelve Days of Christmas
Today the postman left me four colly birds. Now really, they're beautiful, but don't you think enough is enough? You're being much too romantic.
Agnes18.104.22.168 (talk) 19:45, 7 November 2015 (UTC)