1903, 28 December
French Congo is split into Ubangi-Shari, Chad, Gabon, and Middle Congo.
1948, 28 December
Egyptian premier, Mahmoud Fatimy, is assassinated by a member of Al Ikhwan al Muslimun (the Muslim Brotherhood).
1958, 28 December
Patrice Emery Lumumba, head of the Congolese National Movement, declares that "independence is a right, not a privilege."