About September 28

September 28, 2022 is the 271st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 116 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins.
  • 1919
    Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska, US.
  • 1928
    The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
  • 1939
    Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.
  • 1944
    Soviet Army troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia.
  • 1950
    Indonesia joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1975
    The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.
  • 1995
    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
  • 1996
    Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.
  • 2009
    The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, raped, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.

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