On this day: December 28

Published On: Dec 27 2012 12:36:31 AM CST   Updated On: Dec 28 2014 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 - Theodore Dreiser
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1945: American author Theodore Dreiser, whose best known novels include "Sister Carrie" and "An American Tragedy," dies at the age of 74 in Hollywood, California.

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