September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of the year.
September 28 Events.
Up to 1900 September 28
48 BC – Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. It may have occurred on September 29, his 58th birthday, but records are unclear.
235 – Pope Pontian resigns.
365 – Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople and proclaims himself Roman Emperor.
935 – Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
1066 – William the Conqueror invades England.
1106 – The Battle of Tinchebrai – Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose.
1238 – Muslim Valencia surrenders to the besieging King James I of Aragon the Conqueror.
1322 – Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf.
1448 – Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
1538 – The Ottoman Navy scores a decisive victory over the Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza.
1542 – Navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives as what is now San Diego.
1708 – Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
1779 – Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
1781 – American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown Heights, Virginia during the American Revolutionary War.
1787 – The just completed United States Constitution is voted on by the United States Congress to be sent to the State legislatures for approval.
1791 – France becomes the first country to emancipate its Jewish population.
1820 – The tomato is publicly proven safe when Robert Johnson eats a bushel (24 kg) of tomatoes in Salem, Massachusetts.
1821 – Mexico signs its final Declaration of Independence.
1823 – Leo XII is elected as pope.
1844 – Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
1867 – Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario.
1867 – The US takes control of Midway Island, northwest of Hawaii.
1868 – Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France.
1871 – Brazil passes law freeing future children of slaves.
1885 – Riots break out in Montreal to protest against having to have smallpox vaccination.
1889 – The first Conference of General Weights and Measurements is held.
1892 – The first night match in American football takes place, between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal.
1893 – FC Porto is founded.
1901 – 2000 September 28
1901 – Philippine-American War: Filipino guerrillas kill more than 40 American soldiers and lose 28 of their own, in a surprise attack in the town of Balangiga on Samar Island.
1907 – The football club Real Sociedad is founded in Cantabria, Northern Spain.
1912 – Corporal Frank S. Scott of the United States Army becomes the first enlisted official to die in an airplane crash, along Lewis C. Rockwell at College Park, Maryland.
1919 – In a referendum, most voters in Luxembourg decide to keep the monarchy.
1928 – The UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act.
1928 – Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.
1934 – Ocean liner RMS Queen Mary is launched at Clydebank.
1939 – Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.
1939 – Warsaw surrenders to Nazi Germany during World War II.
1944 – Battle of Arnhem – Germans defeat British airborne at Arnhem, Netherlands.
1950 – Indonesia joins the UN.
1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, though draws them less than a month later.
1958 – Guinea votes for independence from France.
1958 – France ratifies a new constitution; the Fifth Republic of France is formed.
1960 – Mali and Senegal join the UN.
1961 – A military coup in Damascus, Syria effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
1964 – The Warren Commission concludes there was no conspiracy in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
1969 – Willy Brandt is elected Chancellor of Germany.
1970 – Gamal Abdel Nasser dies, and is succeeded by Anwar Sadat as President of Egypt.
1971 – UK Misuse of Drugs Act – medicinal cannabis is banned.
1972 – Paul Henderson scores the goal to win the Canada/USSR (ice hockey) “Summit Series”.
1973 – ITT Building in New York City is bombed to protest ITT’s involvement in the September 11 Coup in Chile.
1976 – R&B singer Stevie Wonder releases the classic double album Songs in the Key of Life.
1978 – Pope John Paul I dies after just 33 days as Pope.
1979 – Larry Holmes wins his Heavyweight World Boxing Title fight against Ernie Shavers.
1987 – “Encounter at Farpoint”, the first episode of TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation airs.
1992 – An Airbus A300 of Pakistan International Airlines strikes a mountain near Kathmandu, killing all 117 on board.
1994 – The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
1995 – Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
2000 – Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau dies.
2000 – Al-Aqsa Intifada begins after the visit of Ariel Sharon to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
2000 – In a referendum in Denmark, a majority of voters reject the Euro currency.
From 2001 September 28
2003 – A widespread power outage affects Italy.
2004 – Wayne Rooney makes his long-awaited Manchester United debut, scoring a hat-trick in the 6-2 Champions League victory.
2009 – 157 protesters are killed in Guinea, as they demonstrated against the military rule of Moussa Dadis Camara.
2010 – A massive landslide kills at least 7 people in Oaxaca, Mexico.
2012 – A plane crashes shortly after take-off from Kathmandu and bursts into flames, killing all 19 people on board.
2013 – Pakistan is struck by a second earthquake, after one of magnitude 7.7 struck four days earlier.
2013 – Several ministers from Silvio Berlusconi’s party resign from the coalition government of Enrico Letta in Italy.
2014 – Europe wins its third Ryder Cup golf championship in-a-row, defeating the United States at Gleneagles, Scotland.
2016 – International investigators conclude that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a Buk missile that came from Russia.
2018 – 2018 Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami: The Indonesian island of Sulawesi is hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and a tsunami, killing an estimated 4,340 people.
Holidays and observances September 28
RC Saints – St. Wenceslas, Lorenzo Ruiz – Also see September 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Czech Republic – Czech Statehood Day
Taiwan – Teacher’s Day (Confucius’ birthday)
World Heart Day
World Rabies Day
Ask a Stupid Question Day (United States)
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