December 28 in history: From foundation of Indian National Congress to natural disasters of Messina

Turning the pages of history on what happened today.

1612

Galileo Galilei observes the planet Neptune, but mistook it for a star.

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1885

Indian National Congress Party is founded

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1895

World’s first commercial movie screening takes place in Paris. 

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1908

Earthquake and tsunami hit Italian city of Messina, killing 70,000

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1972

Kim II Sung is named the N. Korea’s president under a new constitution

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