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September 28 Historical Events

The following events took place on September 28. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 60 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 48 BC
    Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
  • 235
    Pope Pontian resigns. He and Hippolytus, church leader of Rome, are exiled to the mines of Sardinia.
  • 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
    Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia.
  • 995
    Members of the Slavník dynasty: Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus’s son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
  • 1066
    William the Conqueror invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England.
  • 1106
    Battle of Tinchebray: Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose.
  • 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.
  • 1538
    Ottoman–Venetian War: The Ottoman Navy scores a decisive victory over a Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza.
  • 1542
    Navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, United States.
  • 1779
    American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
  • 1781
    American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American 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 approval.
  • 1791
    France becomes the first country to emancipate its Jewish population.
  • 1844
    Oscar I of Sweden–Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1867
    Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, having also been the capital of Ontario’s predecessors since 1796.
  • 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.
  • 1885
    Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
  • 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.
  • 1892
    The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal.
  • 1901
    Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas kill more than forty American soldiers while losing 28 of their own, in a surprise attack in the town of Balangiga on Samar Island.
  • 1912
    The Ulster Covenant is signed by half a million Ulster Protestants in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.
  • 1912
    Corporal Frank S. Scott of the United States Army becomes the first enlisted man to die in an airplane crash. He and pilot Lt. Lewis C. Rockwell are killed in the crash of an Army Wright Model B at College Park, Maryland.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins.
  • 1919
    Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska, US.
  • 1924
    First round-the-world flight completed.
  • 1928
    The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.

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