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On this day: December 28

Published On: Dec 27 2012 12:36:31 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 28 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

An audience goes to the cinema for the first time, streetcars come to San Francisco, The Beatles' "White Album" goes to No. 1, and the first American test-tube baby is born, all on this day.

OTD December 28 - Messina earthquake
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1908: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Messina, Sicily, spawning a tsunami and killing 100,000 to 200,000 people.

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