28th September, on this day

48 BC Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
351 Battle of Mursa Major: the Roman Emperor Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius.
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
995 Members of Slavník's dynasty - Spytimír, Pobraslav, Porej and Cáslav are murdered by Boleslaus's son, Boleslaus II the
1066 William the Conqueror lands in England
1106 The Battle of Tinchebrai - Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose
1322 Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf
1448 Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
1708 Peter the Great defeats the Swedes at the Battle of Lesnaya
1745 British national anthem 'God Save The King' sung for the first time at Covent Garden in London
1779 Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay
1781 Siege of Yorktown begins, last battle of the Revolutionary War
1787 The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for
1829 Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
1844 Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden
1850 Flogging in US Navy and on merchant vessels abolished
1853 Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Vatersay, Scotland, drowning 348
1858 Donati's comet becomes the 1st to be photographed
1865 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson becomes Britian's first woman doctor
1867 Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario
1868 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
1868 Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish, Louisiana (25-50 blacks killed
1889 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
1894 Business partners Simon Marks and Tom Spencer open their first shop - a Penny Bazaar in Manchester
1906 US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
1912 "Kiche Maru" sinks off Japan, killing 1,000
1912 Thousands of Unionists in Northern Ireland sign the Solemn League and Covenant pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland
1914 German forces move into Antwerp, Belgium (WW I)
1922 Mussolini marches on Rome
1923 In Britain, the first publication of the Radio Times giving details of all available radio programmes
1924 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
1928 UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
1928 Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin
1928 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel
1937 FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)
1939 Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) and gives Lithuania to the USSR
1944 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
1944 Soviet Army troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia
1958 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.
1958 Guinea votes for independence from France
1959 Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around the Earth
1961 A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between between Egypt and Syria
1962 Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
1963 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates a record 41.5 kph for 440 yds
1963 Italy's Giuseppe Camtarella skates a record 25.78 MPH
1965 Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal, Phillipines)
1968 In America, the first broadcast of the cult comedy programme 'Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In'
1968 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
1968 Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes to number 1 and stays for 9 weeks
1971 UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
1972 Japan and Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
1973 ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile
1975 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London
1976 Muhammad Ali retains heavyweight boxing championship in a close 15-round decision over Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium
1978 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
1978 In the Vatican, John Paul 1, is found dead only 33 days after being elected Pope
1980 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly the Atlantic standing on the wing
1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
1982 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
1986 British boxer Lloyd Honeyghan wins the world welterweight title
1994 Almost 1,000 are drowned when the ferry 'Estonia' sinks 20 miles from Finnish island of Utoe en route to Stockholm
1995 Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
2000 Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

28th September 2005

Woman suicide bomber strikes Iraq

Arctic ice 'disappearing fast'

Menezes' family call for justice

28th September 2006

Afghan attacks up despite truce

'Iraq al-Qaeda' make kidnap call

China denies death-row organ sale

28th September 2007

UK fears Burma toll 'far higher'

UK's Afghan gains 'could be lost'

Bush seeks flexible CO2 targets

28th September 2008

Car bombings kill 12 in Baghdad

Tourist kidnappers 'shot dead'

US rivals back bail-out package

28th September 2009

'Dozens killed' at Guinea protest

Iran tests longest range missiles

Iraq hit by deadly bomb attacks

28th September 2010

Birthdates which occurred on 28th September:

551 -BC- Confucius (as celebrated in Taiwan)
106 -BC- Pompey (Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus) Rome, warrior
1573 Caravaggio Italy, painter
1785 David Walker Wilmington NC, a black born free
1824 Francis Turner Palgrave Eng, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
1839 Frances Willard founded Women's Christian Temperance Union
1841 Georges Clemenceau France, statesman/PM (defended Dreyfuss)
1849 Dudley Allen Sargent US, physician/educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
1852 Henri Moissan France, chemist; isolated fluorine (Nobel 1906)
1856 Edward Thompson US archeologist who explored Mayan ruins
1856 Kate Douglas Wiggins author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
1870 Florent Schmitt Blƒmont France, composer (Fr‚d‚gonde)
1880 Ralph Edward Flanders Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
1882 Jack Fournier 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
1885 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
1887 Avery Brundage AAU & International Olympic Committee president
1895 Lawton Whitey Witt outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
19-- Eloy Phil Casados Long Beach Calif, actor (Young Daniel Boone)
19-- George Lynch rocker (Lynch Mob-Wicked Sensations)
19-- Michael Clayton Staten Island NY, rock drummer (Tyketto-Wings)
19-- Robert Wolders Rotterdam Holland, actor (Erik Hunter-Laredo)
19-- Sam Whipple Venice Calif, actor (Terry-Open All Night)
19-- Susan Walters Georgia, actress (Loving)
1901 William S Paley founder & chairman (CBS)
1902 Ed Sullivan TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)
1905 Max Schmeling Germany, world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
1905 William Northam Austria, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1964)
1907 Glen (Turk) Edwards NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
1907 Heikki Savolainen Finland, pommel horse gymnast (Olympic-gold-1948)
1909 Al Capp New Haven Ct, cartoonist (Li'l Abner)
1910 Fran Lee NYC, actress (Ms Wong-Major Dell Conway)
1911 Henry Ellsworth Vines Jr tennis (US Open 1931,32)/golf player
1913 Alice Marble tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40)
1913 Vivian Fine Chicago Ill, composer (Women in the Garden)
1914 Harold Taylor Canada, educator (Art & the Future)
1916 Peter Finch actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe)
1917 Michael Somes England, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet in London)
1919 Thomas Harmon football player/sportscaster (Heisman winner)
1922 Joe Silver Chicago Ill, actor (Mr I Magination, Fay)
1923 Fred Robbins Balt Md, DJ (Coke Time with Eddie Fisher, Robbins Nest)
1923 William Windom NYC, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Murder She Wrote)
1924 Marcello Mastroianni actor (8«, La Dolce Vita)
1925 Arnold Stang Mass, comedian/actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
1925 Seymour Cray inventor (Cray I computer)
1926 Jerry Clower Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)
1933 Madeleine M Kunin Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
1934 Brigitte Bardot Paris France, sex kitten (And God Created Women)
1936 Robert Hogan NYC, actor (Peyton Place, Operation Petticoat)
1938 Ben E King NC, singer (Stand by Me)
1940 Alexander S Ivanchenkov cosmonaut (Soyuz 29, T-6)
1941 Charley Taylor NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
1942 Grant Jackson pitcher (1972 NY Yankees)
1943 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1943 Joel Higgins Bloomington Ill, actor (Salvage 1, Silver Spoons)
1946 Fiona Lewis Westcliff England, actress (Stunts, Lisztomania)
1946 Herbert Jefferson Jr Jersey City NJ, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1946 Larry Breeding Winchester Ill, actor (Who's Watching the Kids?)
1948 Helen Shapiro London England, rocker (Straighten Up)
1948 Marielle Goitschel France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1968)
1948 Phil Hartman comedian (SNL)
1951 Christian Marlowe LA Calif, actor (Bram-Highcliffe Manor)
1951 Dave Rajsich pitcher (NY Yankees)
1952 Sylvia Kristel Holland, actress (Emmanuelle, Priv School for Girls)
1954 Steve Largent wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1958 Lory Del Santo Verona Italy, (Miss Italy-1980)
1961 Anne White Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)
1962 Luis Enrique spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
1967 Moon Unit Zappa rocker (Valley Girl), Frank's daughter
1968 Carr‚ Otis SF Calif, actress (Wild Orchid)


Deaths which occurred on September 28th:
1833 Lemuel Haynes Revolutionary War veteran, dies at 88
1953 Edwin P Hubble astronomer, designer of telescopes, dies at 63
1954 Bert Lytell actor (Henry-One Man's Family), dies at 69
1957 Albert Ascoli Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
1961 Michael Shepley actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54
1964 Harpo Marx comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75
1966 Eric Fleming actor (Gil-Rawhide), dies at 41
1970 Nasser Egyptian Pres, dies of a heart attack at 52 replaced by Sadat
1973 Norma Crane actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies at 42
1975 Sidney Fields comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
1978 Pope John Paul I 65-yr-old found dead, after only 33 days as Pope
1979 Jimmy McCulloch guitarist of Wings, dies at 26
1982 Larry Breeding (Who's Watching the Kids?), dies on 36th birthday
1982 Mabel Albertson actress, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 81
1989 Ferdinand Marcos deposed president of Phillipines, dies
1991 Miles Davis jazz musician, dies at 65 from pneumonia