On this day: December 28

POSTED: 10:36 PM PST Dec 26, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 27, 2014 

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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