About September 28

September 28, 2020 is the 272nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 137 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.
  • 935
    Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
  • 1238
    Muslim Valencia surrenders to the besieging King James I of Aragon the Conqueror.
  • 1322
    Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf.
  • 1844
    Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1867
    The United States takes control of Midway Island.
  • 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.
  • 1928
    Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
  • 1928
    The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
  • 1950
    Indonesia joins the United Nations.
  • 1951
    CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.
  • 1962
    The Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1971
    The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2000
    Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • 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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