On this day, December 28

Samuel Hernandez, Editor

1614 – Sperm whale beached at Noordwijk.

1767 – King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.

1828 – 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed.

 

 

1966 – 13 die in a train crash in Everett Mass

1966 – China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC