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Movie history events from 1928

The Abominable Dr Phibes. (The Abominable Dr. Phibes)

Eastern Gas and Electric buys Niagra Steam Generation, the company which manufactured the crucial iron bolt found at the crime scene of Mr. Alan Ruben by Amelia Donaghy. (New York) (The Bone Collector)

Susan Pevensie is born. (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

An alien gets a genetic sample from a mountaineer. (Korakoram Mountains, India) (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

John Hancock watched the film Frankenstein, then was attacked in an alley and lost his memory. (Miami) (Hancock)

Peter Bailey dies from a stroke. (Bedford Falls, New York) (It's a Wonderful Life)

Emma C., wife of William Holmes, dies. (Night of the Living Dead)

Mouton Rothschild wine is made. (The Shadow)

An interstellar teleportation device is discovered in Giza, Egypt, as well as what appear to be fossils in the stone underneath it. (Stargate)

The mother of Jem and Scout and husband of Atticus Finch dies. (To Kill A Mockingbird)

Mickey Mouse is created by Walt Disney. (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Friday 9th March: Walter Collins gets into a fight at school. (LA) (Changeling)

Saturday 10th March: Christine Collins returns home from an extra shift at the telephone company to discover her adolescent son, Walter, is missing. (Los Angeles, California) (Changeling)

Saturday 10th March: Walter Collins goes missing. (LA) (Changeling)

Monday 12th March: Poor weather downs R.J. Mitchell's Supermarine Napier seaplane during speed trials in an attempt to break Supermarine's own speed record. Flight-Lieutenant S.M. Kinkead is killed instantly. (Strait of Solent, England) (The First of the Few)

Sunday 25th March: Rev Gustav Briegleb preaches against police corruption. (LA) (Changeling)

April: Margaret gives John a Church Hymnary book. (The 39 Steps)

Tuesday 3rd April: Christine Collins relentlessly makes phone calls to trace her son's whereabouts. (LA) (Changeling)

Thursday 14th June: Ernesto 'Che' Guevara is born. (The Motorcycle Diaries)

Friday 15th June: Eagle's Nest Gymnasium is founded. (Los Angeles, CA) (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel)

Monday 6th August: Andy Warhol is born. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) (I Shot Andy Warhol)

Thursday 16th August: Carl Panzram is arrested. (Washington, D.C.) (Killer: A Journal of Murder)

Saturday 18th August: A child is found matching Walter Collins' description. (Illinois) (Changeling)

Monday 20th August: Christine Collins is told that her son has been found in Illinois. (LA) (Changeling)

Saturday 15th September: Christine Collins is incarcerated in a mental asylum for refusing to accept a returned child as her son. Gordon Northcott's brother confesses that he helped Gordon kill 20 children. (LA) (Changeling)

Thursday 20th September: Gordon Northcott arrives at his sister's house. (Canada) (Changeling)

Wednesday 24th October: A demonstration takes place against police corruption, following the wrongful incarceration of Christine Collins. (LA) (Changeling)

Tuesday 6th November: Arnold Rothstein is killed by a gun shot. (New York) (Mobsters)

Thursday 6th December: Hagrid born. (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

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