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28th of September 0235 EVENT Pope Pontian resigns. He and Hippolytus, church leader of Rome, are exiled to the mines of Sardinia.
28th of September 0351 EVENT Battle of Mursa Major: the Roman Emperor Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius.
28th of September 0365 EVENT Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.
28th of September 0935 EVENT Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
28th of September 0995 EVENT Members of Slavnik's dynasty : Spytimir, Pobraslav, Porej and Caslav are murdered by Boleslaus's son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
28th of September 1066 EVENT William the Bastard (as he was known at the time) invades England beginning the Norman Conquest.
28th of September 1106 EVENT The Battle of Tinchebrai : Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose.
28th of September 1238 EVENT Muslim Valencia surrenders to the besieging King James I of Aragon the Conqueror.
28th of September 1322 EVENT Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Muhldorf.
28th of September 1448 EVENT Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
28th of September 1542 EVENT Navigator Joao Rodrigues Cabrilho of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California, United States.
28th of September 1708 EVENT Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya.
28th of September 1779 EVENT American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
28th of September 1781 EVENT American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.
28th of September 1787 EVENT The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.
28th of September 1791 EVENT France becomes the first European country to emancipate its Jewish population.
28th of September 1844 EVENT Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
28th of September 1867 EVENT Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario.
28th of September 1867 EVENT The United States takes control of Midway Island.
28th of September 1868 EVENT Battle of Alcolea causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France.
28th of September 1889 EVENT The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.
28th of September 1928 EVENT Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
28th of September 1928 EVENT The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
28th of September 1939 EVENT Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.
28th of September 1939 EVENT Warsaw surrenders to Nazi Germany during World War II.
28th of September 1944 EVENT Soviet Army troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia.
28th of September 1950 EVENT Indonesia joins the United Nations.
28th of September 1951 EVENT CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than month later.
28th of September 1958 EVENT France ratifies a new Constitution of France; the French Fifth Republic is then formed upon the formal adoption of the new constitution on October 4. Guinea rejects the new constitution, voting for independence instead.
28th of September 1960 EVENT Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.
28th of September 1961 EVENT A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
28th of September 1962 EVENT The Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
28th of September 1971 EVENT The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
28th of September 1973 EVENT The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'etat in Chile.
28th of September 1975 EVENT The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.
28th of September 1987 EVENT The beginning of the Palestinian civil disobedience uprising, "The First Intifada" against the Israeli occupation.
28th of September 1994 EVENT The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
28th of September 1995 EVENT Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
28th of September 2000 EVENT Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
28th of September 2008 EVENT SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.
28th of September 2009 EVENT The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.
28th of September 1330 BIRTHDAY Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1418)
28th of September 1493 BIRTHDAY Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet (d. 1545)
28th of September 1605 BIRTHDAY Ismael Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
28th of September 1667 BIRTHDAY Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
28th of September 1681 BIRTHDAY Johann Mattheson, German composer (d. 1764)
28th of September 1705 BIRTHDAY Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, English statesman (d. 1774)
28th of September 1746 BIRTHDAY Sir William Jones, English philologist (d. 1794)
28th of September 1792 BIRTHDAY Johann Georg Hiedler, Grandfather of Adolf Hitler (d. 1857)
28th of September 1803 BIRTHDAY Prosper Merimee, French author (d. 1870)
28th of September 1809 BIRTHDAY Alvan Wentworth Chapman, American physician and botanist (d. 1899)
28th of September 1821 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
28th of September 1823 BIRTHDAY Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
28th of September 1824 BIRTHDAY Francis Turner Palgrave, British critic and poet (d. 1897)
28th of September 1835 BIRTHDAY Sai Baba of Shirdi (d. 1918)
28th of September 1836 BIRTHDAY Thomas Crapper, English inventor (d. 1910)
28th of September 1841 BIRTHDAY Georges Clemenceau, French politician (d. 1929)
28th of September 1852 BIRTHDAY Henri Moissan, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1907)
28th of September 1856 BIRTHDAY Kate Douglas Wiggin, American children's author (d. 1923)
28th of September 1860 BIRTHDAY Paul Ulrich Villard, French chemist and physicist, discovered the Gamma rays (d. 1934)
28th of September 1861 BIRTHDAY Amelie of Orleans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
28th of September 1867 BIRTHDAY Hiranuma Kiichiro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
28th of September 1881 BIRTHDAY Pedro de Cordoba, American actor (d. 1950)
28th of September 1887 BIRTHDAY Avery Brundage, American athlete and sports official (d. 1975)
28th of September 1889 BIRTHDAY Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
28th of September 1891 BIRTHDAY Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress (d. 1918)
28th of September 1893 BIRTHDAY Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer and dramatist (d. 1984)
28th of September 1898 BIRTHDAY Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
28th of September 1899 BIRTHDAY Alice de Janze, American heiress (d. 1941)
28th of September 1901 BIRTHDAY William S. Paley, American radio and television executive (d. 1990)
28th of September 1901 BIRTHDAY Ed Sullivan, American television show host (d. 1974)
28th of September 1905 BIRTHDAY Max Schmeling, German boxer (d. 2005)
28th of September 1907 BIRTHDAY Heikki Savolainen, Finnish gymnast (d. 1997)
28th of September 1909 BIRTHDAY Al Capp, American cartoonist (d. 1979)
28th of September 1910 BIRTHDAY Diosdado Macapagal, 9th President of the Philippines (d. 1997)
28th of September 1910 BIRTHDAY Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino politician and resistance leader (d. 1942)
28th of September 1913 BIRTHDAY Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator (d. 2007)
28th of September 1915 BIRTHDAY Ethel Rosenberg, Soviet spy, (d. 1953)
28th of September 1916 BIRTHDAY Peter Finch, English-born actor (d. 1977)
28th of September 1916 BIRTHDAY Olga Lepeshinskaya, Soviet ballerina (d. 2008)
28th of September 1918 BIRTHDAY Angel Labruna, Argentinian football player and coach (d. 1983)
28th of September 1918 BIRTHDAY Arnold Stang, American comic actor (d. 2009)
28th of September 1919 BIRTHDAY Doris Singleton, American actress
28th of September 1923 BIRTHDAY John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, British politician (d. 2007)
28th of September 1923 BIRTHDAY William Windom, American actor
28th of September 1924 BIRTHDAY Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)
28th of September 1925 BIRTHDAY Seymour Cray, American computer scientist (d. 1996)
28th of September 1925 BIRTHDAY Frank Latimore, American actor (d. 1998)
28th of September 1925 BIRTHDAY Cromwell Everson, South African composer (d. 1991)
28th of September 1926 BIRTHDAY Jerry Clower, American comedian (d. 1998)
28th of September 1929 BIRTHDAY Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer
28th of September 1930 BIRTHDAY Immanuel Wallerstein, American sociologist
28th of September 1932 BIRTHDAY Victor Jara, Chilean folk singer and activist (d. 1973)
28th of September 1933 BIRTHDAY Miguel Berrocal, sculptor (d. 2006)
28th of September 1934 BIRTHDAY Brigitte Bardot, French actress
28th of September 1934 BIRTHDAY Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)
28th of September 1935 BIRTHDAY Heather Sears, British actress (d. 1994)
28th of September 1935 BIRTHDAY Ronald Lacey, British actor (d. 1991)
28th of September 1937 BIRTHDAY Rod Roddy, American television announcer (d. 2003)
28th of September 1937 BIRTHDAY Alice Mahon, English politician and labor leader
28th of September 1938 BIRTHDAY Ben E. King, American r&b singer
28th of September 1939 BIRTHDAY Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
28th of September 1939 BIRTHDAY Rudolph Walker, Trinidadian-born British actor
28th of September 1941 BIRTHDAY Edmund Stoiber, German politician
28th of September 1942 BIRTHDAY Marshall Bell, American actor
28th of September 1942 BIRTHDAY Tim Maia, Brazilian singer (d. 1998)
28th of September 1942 BIRTHDAY Pierre Clementi, French actor (d. 1999)
28th of September 1943 BIRTHDAY J. T. Walsh, American actor (d. 1998)
28th of September 1943 BIRTHDAY Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive
28th of September 1943 BIRTHDAY Nick St. Nicholas, Canadian musician (Steppenwolf)
28th of September 1945 BIRTHDAY Fusako Shigenobu, Japanese Red Army Founder.
28th of September 1945 BIRTHDAY Marielle Goitschel, French alpine skier
28th of September 1946 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Jones, American actor
28th of September 1946 BIRTHDAY Helen Shapiro, English singer
28th of September 1947 BIRTHDAY Bob Carr, Australian politician
28th of September 1947 BIRTHDAY Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
28th of September 1949 BIRTHDAY Jim Henshaw, Canadian actor and writer
28th of September 1950 BIRTHDAY John Sayles, American director and screenwriter
28th of September 1950 BIRTHDAY Laurie Lewis, American musician
28th of September 1951 BIRTHDAY Wei Chen, Canadian journalist
28th of September 1952 BIRTHDAY Sylvia Kristel, Dutch actress
28th of September 1954 BIRTHDAY George Lynch, American musician (Dokken)
28th of September 1954 BIRTHDAY Steve Largent, American football player and U.S. Congressman
28th of September 1955 BIRTHDAY Stephane Dion, Canadian politician
28th of September 1957 BIRTHDAY C. J. Chenier, Zydeco musician
28th of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
28th of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Dantes Tsitsi, Nauruan politician
28th of September 1959 BIRTHDAY Steve Hytner, American actor
28th of September 1960 BIRTHDAY Frank Hammerschlag, German footballer
28th of September 1960 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Rush, American pop singer
28th of September 1961 BIRTHDAY Quentin Kawananakoa, pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii
28th of September 1962 BIRTHDAY Grant Fuhr, Canadian hockey player
28th of September 1962 BIRTHDAY Dietmar Schacht, German footballer
28th of September 1962 BIRTHDAY Chuck Taylor, American music journalist
28th of September 1963 BIRTHDAY Steve Blackman, American professional wrestler
28th of September 1963 BIRTHDAY Greg Weisman, American writer and animation producer.
28th of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Claudio Borghi, Argentine football manager (Colo-Colo)
28th of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Laura Ceron, American actress
28th of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Janeane Garofalo, American actress and comedian
28th of September 1964 BIRTHDAY Paul Jewell, English football manager
28th of September 1966 BIRTHDAY Maria Canals Barrera, American actress, singer
28th of September 1966 BIRTHDAY Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
28th of September 1966 BIRTHDAY Ginger Fish, American musician (Marilyn Manson)
28th of September 1967 BIRTHDAY Mira Sorvino, American actress
28th of September 1967 BIRTHDAY Moon Unit Zappa, American singer and actress
28th of September 1968 BIRTHDAY Rob Moroso, American NASCAR driver (d. 1990)
28th of September 1968 BIRTHDAY Mika Hakkinen, Finnish race car driver
28th of September 1968 BIRTHDAY Naomi Watts, English-born Australian actress
28th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Marcel Dost, Dutch decathlete
28th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Mark Everett, American fugitive (d. 2008)
28th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Eric Lapointe, Canadian singer
28th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer
28th of September 1969 BIRTHDAY Ben Greenman, American author
28th of September 1970 BIRTHDAY Mike DeJean, American baseball player
28th of September 1970 BIRTHDAY Kimiko Date Krumm, Japanese tennis player
28th of September 1970 BIRTHDAY Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver
28th of September 1971 BIRTHDAY Alan Wright, English footballer
28th of September 1971 BIRTHDAY Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter
28th of September 1972 BIRTHDAY Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
28th of September 1973 BIRTHDAY Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
28th of September 1973 BIRTHDAY Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
28th of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Marco Di Loreto, Italian footballer
28th of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
28th of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Shane Webcke, Australian rugby player
28th of September 1974 BIRTHDAY John Light, English actor
28th of September 1974 BIRTHDAY Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
28th of September 1975 BIRTHDAY Stuart Clark, Australian cricketer
28th of September 1975 BIRTHDAY Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
28th of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist
28th of September 1976 BIRTHDAY Timo Hampf, German footballer
28th of September 1977 BIRTHDAY Young Jeezy, American rapper
28th of September 1977 BIRTHDAY Ireneusz Marcinkowski, Polish footballer
28th of September 1977 BIRTHDAY Se Ri Pak, Korean golfer
28th of September 1978 BIRTHDAY Bushido, German rapper
28th of September 1979 BIRTHDAY Bam Margera, American skateboarder
28th of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Jose Calderon, Spanish basketball player
28th of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer
28th of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS)
28th of September 1981 BIRTHDAY Gul Golge, Turkish model and actress
28th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Aleksandr Anyukov, Russian footballer
28th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Ray Emery, Canadian hockey player
28th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Nolwenn Leroy, French singer
28th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor
28th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
28th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Dustin Penner, Canadian hockey player
28th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
28th of September 1982 BIRTHDAY Anderson Varejao, Brazilian basketball player
28th of September 1983 BIRTHDAY John Schwalger, New Zealand All Black rugby player
28th of September 1983 BIRTHDAY Stefan Moore, English footballer
28th of September 1984 BIRTHDAY Melody Thornton, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
28th of September 1984 BIRTHDAY Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player
28th of September 1985 BIRTHDAY Shindong, Korean Singer (Super Junior)
28th of September 1986 BIRTHDAY Andres Guardado, Mexican footballer
28th of September 1987 BIRTHDAY Hilary Duff, American actress, singer
28th of September 1988 BIRTHDAY Marin Cilic, Croatian tennis player
28th of September 1988 BIRTHDAY Esmee Denters, Dutch singer
28th of September 1988 BIRTHDAY Aleks Vrteski, Australian footballer
28th of September 1989 BIRTHDAY Mark Randall, English footballer
28th of September 1990 BIRTHDAY Kirsten Prout, American actress
28th of September 1992 BIRTHDAY Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress
28th of September 1992 BIRTHDAY Ragu Prasanth.K.G, Indian Buisness magnet
28th of September 2000 BIRTHDAY Frankie Jonas, American actor
28th of September 0876 DEATH Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (Born 804)
28th of September 0935 DEATH Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (Born 907)
28th of September 1104 DEATH Pedro I, king of Aragon and Navarre (Born 1068)
28th of September 1197 DEATH Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (Born 1165)
28th of September 1429 DEATH Cymburgis of Masovia, wife of Duke Ernest of Austria
28th of September 1582 DEATH George Buchanan, Scottish historian (Born 1506)
28th of September 1618 DEATH Joshua Sylvester, English poet (Born 1563)
28th of September 1687 DEATH Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (Born 1623)
28th of September 1694 DEATH Gabriel Mouton, French scientist (Born 1618)
28th of September 1702 DEATH Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland, English statesman (Born 1640)
28th of September 1742 DEATH Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (Born 1663)
28th of September 1781 DEATH William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (Born 1717)
28th of September 1829 DEATH Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky, Russian general (Born 1771)
28th of September 1844 DEATH Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (Born 1769)
28th of September 1873 DEATH Emile Gaboriau, French writer and journalist (Born 1832)
28th of September 1891 DEATH Herman Melville, American novelist (Born 1819)
28th of September 1895 DEATH Louis Pasteur, French scientist (Born 1822)
28th of September 1914 DEATH Richard Sears, American businessman (Born 1863)
28th of September 1915 DEATH Saito Hajime, Japanese samurai (Born 1844)
28th of September 1918 DEATH Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (Born 1858)
28th of September 1918 DEATH Freddie Stowers, American soldier (Born 1896)
28th of September 1935 DEATH W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (Born 1860)
28th of September 1938 DEATH Charles Duryea, American automobile manufacturer (Born 1861)
28th of September 1943 DEATH Sam Ruben, American chemist (Born 1913)
28th of September 1953 DEATH Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (Born 1889)
28th of September 1956 DEATH William Edward Boeing, American aviation manufacturer (Born 1881)
28th of September 1957 DEATH Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and musician (Born 1888)
28th of September 1959 DEATH Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (Born 1901)
28th of September 1964 DEATH Harpo Marx, American comedian and actor (Born 1888)
28th of September 1966 DEATH Andre Breton, French poet (Born 1896)
28th of September 1970 DEATH John Dos Passos, American novelist (Born 1896)
28th of September 1970 DEATH Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian statesman (Born 1918)
28th of September 1978 DEATH Pope John Paul I (Born 1912)
28th of September 1979 DEATH John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist (Born 1921)
28th of September 1981 DEATH Romulo Betancourt, Venezuelan politician (Born 1908)
28th of September 1982 DEATH Mabel Albertson, American actress (Born 1901)
28th of September 1989 DEATH Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino politician (Born 1917)
28th of September 1991 DEATH Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter (Born 1926)
28th of September 1993 DEATH Peter De Vries, American novelist (Born 1910)
28th of September 1993 DEATH Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (Born 1928)
28th of September 1993 DEATH Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (Born 1910)
28th of September 1994 DEATH Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican politician (Born 1946)
28th of September 1994 DEATH Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (Born 1953)
28th of September 1994 DEATH Harry Saltzman, American film producer (Born 1915)
28th of September 1996 DEATH Mohammad Najibullah, Afghanistani president (Born 1947)
28th of September 1999 DEATH Escott Reid, Canadian diplomat (Born 1905)
28th of September 2000 DEATH Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (Born 1919)
28th of September 2002 DEATH Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman, politician, and sports executive (Born 1907)
28th of September 2002 DEATH Patsy Mink, American politician (Born 1927)
28th of September 2003 DEATH Althea Gibson, American tennis player (Born 1927)
28th of September 2003 DEATH Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (Born 1909)
28th of September 2003 DEATH George Odlum, Saint Lucian politician (Born 1934)
28th of September 2004 DEATH Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (Born 1924)
28th of September 2004 DEATH Scott Muni, American disc jockey (Born 1930)
28th of September 2005 DEATH Constance Baker Motley, American judge (Born 1921)
28th of September 2007 DEATH Rene Desmaison, French mountaineer (Born 1930)
28th of September 2007 DEATH Wally Parks, American car racing executive (Born 1913)
28th of September 2009 DEATH Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (Born 1956)
28th of September 2009 DEATH Guillermo Endara, Panamanian politician (Born 1936)
28th of September 2010 DEATH Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (Born 1928)