Today in History - Dec. 28
Today is Thursday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2006. There are three days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
One hundred and fifty years ago, on Dec. 28, 1856, the 28th president of the United States, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, was born in Staunton, Va.
On this date:
In 1694, Queen Mary II of England died after five years of joint rule with her husband, King William III.
In 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson.
In 1846, Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union.
In 1897, the play "Cyrano de Bergerac," by Edmond Rostand, premiered in Paris.[/q]