About September 28

September 28, 2024 is the 272nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 123 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 28

  • 351
    Battle of Mursa Major: the Roman Emperor Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius.
  • 1066
    William the Bastard (as he was known at the time) invades England beginning the Norman Conquest.
  • 1322
    Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf.
  • 1538
    Ottoman–Venetian War: The Ottoman Navy scores a decisive victory over a Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza.
  • 1779
    American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
  • 1844
    Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1867
    The United States takes control of Midway Island.
  • 1867
    Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario.
  • 1868
    Battle of Alcolea causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1901
    Philippine-American War: Filipino guerrillas kill more than forty American soldiers in a surprise attack in the town of Balangiga on Samar Island.
  • 1912
    The Ulster Covenant is signed by half a million Ultonians in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT’s alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
  • 1995
    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
  • 2008
    SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.
  • 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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