The following events took place on September 28. The list is arranged in chronological order.
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- 48 BCPompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
- 235Pope Pontian resigns. He and Hippolytus, church leader of Rome, are exiled to the mines of Sardinia.
- 351Battle of Mursa Major: The Roman emperor Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius.
- 365Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.
- 935Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia.
- 995Members of the Slavník dynasty: Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus’s son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
- 1066William the Conqueror invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England.
- 1106Battle of Tinchebray: Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose.
- 1238Muslim Valencia surrenders to the besieging King James I of Aragon the Conqueror.
- 1322Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf.
- 1538Ottoman–Venetian War: The Ottoman Navy scores a decisive victory over a Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza.
- 1542Navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, United States.
- 1779American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
- 1781American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.
- 1787The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.
- 1791France becomes the first country to emancipate its Jewish population.
- 1844Oscar I of Sweden–Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
- 1867Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario, having also been the capital of Ontario’s predecessors since 1796.
- 1868Battle of Alcolea causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France.
- 1871Brazilian 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.
- 1885Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.
- 1889The 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.
- 1892The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal.
- 1901Philippine–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.
- 1912The Ulster Covenant is signed by half a million Ulster Protestants in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.
- 1912Corporal 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.
- 1918World War I: The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins.
- 1919Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska, US.
- 1924First round-the-world flight completed.
- 1928The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
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