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  1. On December 28, 1973, after having worked for 16 hours a day without breaks for six weeks, the crew of the Skylab space station mutineed and shut off communications with ground control for a day

  2. The term "Hail Mary" became widespread after a December 28, 1975 NFL playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vickings, when Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach said about his game-winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Pearson, "I closed my eyes and said a hail mary."

  3. Florence Lawrence – the ‘First Movie Star’ who committed suicide 77 years ago today (28 December) was also an inventor. She designed the first ‘auto signalling arm’, a mechanical turn signal, along with the first mechanical brake signal for automobiles.

  4. The Hail Mary football pass originated December 28, 1975 when Roger Staubach (a Roman Catholic) was being interviewed on his game-winning touchdown pass and mentioned, "I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary."

  5. Today, December 6th, is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. It is the 25th Anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre. A mentally ill man shot 28 people, killing 14 women, claiming that he was "fighting feminism".

  6. On December 28, 1895 he published "On a New Kind of Rays" in which he named them X rays.

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