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This Day in History for December 28 – Pledge of Allegiance Adopted and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1065 – Westminster Abbey is consecrated (More info)

1832 – John C. Calhoun becomes the first Vice President of the United States to resign (More info)

1895 – The world’s first commercial movie screening takes place at the Grand Cafe in Paris (More info)

1945 – The US Congress officially recognizes the Pledge of Allegiance (More info)

2000 – After 128 years in operation, retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it’s going out of business (More info)

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