About September 28

September 28, 2021 is the 271st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 126 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 28

  • 48 BC
    Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
  • 365
    Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.
  • 995
    Members of Slavník’s dynasty – Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus’s son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
  • 1066
    William the Bastard (as he was known at the time) invades England beginning the Norman Conquest.
  • 1106
    The Battle of Tinchebrai – Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose.
  • 1448
    Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
  • 1781
    American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.
  • 1867
    The United States takes control of Midway Island.
  • 1867
    Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario.
  • 1871
    Brazilian Parliament passes the Law of the Free Womb, granting freedom to all new children born to slaves, the first major step in the eradication of slavery in Brazil.
  • 1901
    Philippine-American War: Filipino guerrillas kill more than forty American soldiers in a surprise attack in the town of Balangiga on Samar Island.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins.
  • 1951
    CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.
  • 1960
    Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.
  • 1961
    A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.
  • 1971
    The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
  • 1994
    The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
  • 1996
    Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.
  • 2000
    Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • 2008
    SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

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