This Day in History for 28th September

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 269

48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
235 - Bishop of Rome Pontianus steps down
351 - Battle at Mursa: emperor Constantine II beats emperor Magnentius
365 - Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.
935 - Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
995 - Members of Slavník's dynasty - Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus's son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
1066 - William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex
1106 - Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert
1322 - Battle of Muhldorf
1362 - Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V
1394 - Cardinal Pedro de Luna of Aragon chosen (anti)pope Benedictus XIII
Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the GreatRoman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great 1448 - Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
1521 - Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
1528 - Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die
1538 - Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish
1542 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
1621 - Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks
1652 - English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
1687 - Venetians take Athens from the Turks
1701 - Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA
1708 - Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
1760 - Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin
1767 - Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope
Ist US Chief Justice John JayIst US Chief Justice John Jay 1779 - American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
1781 - 9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown
1785 - Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)
1787 - Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
1815 - Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples
1829 - Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
1844 - Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
1850 - US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1858 - Donati's comet becomes 1st to be photographed
1864 - -30) Battle of Fort Harrison VA (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights)
1867 - Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
1867 - The United States takes control of Midway Island.
1868 - Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
1868 - Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
1879 - Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route
1887 - Gele River (Huang Ho) in China floods, kills about 1.5 million
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 - 1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa)
1894 - Simon Marks & Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester
1899 - Transvaal mobilizes
1901 - Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed
1904 - Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC
1906 - US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
1912 - SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die
1914 - German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WW I)
1915 - Battle of Kut-el-Amara: British defeat Turks in Mesopotamia
1919 - Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
1920 - 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
1920 - Dirk Fock appointed as governor-general of Dutch East Indies
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen 1921 - 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY
1922 - Benito Mussolini marches on Rome
1923 - Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations
1923 - Radio Times 1st published
1923 - Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
1924 - 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
1924 - French government names Gen Serrail gov-gen of Syria
1924 - Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico
1926 - Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed
1928 - 1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack's Gully Jumpers)
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1928 - Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel
1928 - NY Yanks clinch pennant #6
1928 - Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler
1928 - US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek
1928 - Valentin Katayev's "Kvadratura Kruga" premieres in Moscow
1928 - UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
1929 - 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
1930 - Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
1931 - Peking (200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan)
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig 1932 - 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
1933 - Greer Garson wed Edward Snelson
1936 - Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am)
1936 - Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game
1937 - FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)
1938 - Clare Boothe's "Boys Goodbye" premieres in NYC
1938 - Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming"
1939 - Estonia accepts Soviet military bases
1939 - Final broadcast of The Fleischmann Hour was heard on radio
1939 - Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) & gives Lithuania to USSR, last Polish troops surrender
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1940 - Michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns
1940 - Nazi occupiers present "New Dutch Culture" in German
1940 - Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of stands & attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades Brennan
1941 - Phillies lose club record 111th game
1941 - Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg
1942 - Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
1942 - NY Americans NHL team folded
1944 - 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
1944 - Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands
1944 - Nazi murders in Marzabotto, Italy (SS-major Reder)
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 1945 - "Mildred Price" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand
1945 - Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders
1945 - Robert T Duncan appears as Tonio in "I Pagliacci"
1946 - Greek king George II back in Athens
1948 - WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1949 - "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis
1950 - Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN
1951 - Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yanks clinch pennant #18
1951 - Franchot Tone wed Barbara Payton

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 307

551 BC - Confucius, Chinese philosopher (founder of Confucianism), (d. 479 BC)
58 BC - Livia Drusilla, wife of the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus
1330 - Nicolas Flamel, French alchemist (d. 1417?)
1493 - Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Italian monk (Golden Donkey)
1565 - Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)
1596 - Vredius, [Olivier de Wree], Flemish historian/poet/mayor
Roman Empress LiviaRoman Empress Livia (58 BC) 1605 - Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
1612 - Michel Anguier, French sculptor
1667 - Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
1679 - Mihael Omerza, composer
1681 - Johann Mattheson, Hamburg Germany, composer
1698 - Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, France, mathematician/astronomer
1705 - Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, England, corrupt politician (Chiswick)
1705 - Johann Peter Kellner, composer
1735 - August Henry Fitzroy, 3rd duke of Grafton/English premier
1746 - Sir William Jones, London England, British Orientalist/jurist (d. 1794)
1748 - Johann Michael Demmler, composer
1761 - Budan de Boislaurent, mathematician
1780 - Elie Decazes, France, Bourbon Restoration political figure
1785 - David Walker, Wilmington NC, abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens)
1789 - Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)
1793 - Denis-Auguste Affre, Franc, archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe
1803 - Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)
1807 - Arnold Henry Guyot, Switzerland, US geologist/geographer/meteorologist
1811 - Friedrich Hecker, Baden, German revolutionary republican politician
1813 - Anton Wallerstein, composer
1819 - Jacob G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist
1820 - Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher
1821 - Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
1823 - Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (d. 1889)
1824 - Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
1824 - Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
1828 - Friedrich A Lange, Prussia, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
1833 - James Deering Fessenden, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1839 - Frances E C Willard, NY, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union)
1840 - Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton, Lt-Col (Confederate Army)
1840 - Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs
1841 - Georges Clemenceau, France, PM (1906-09, 17-20, defended Dreyfuss)
1844 - Michael Hertz, composer
1844 - Robert Stout, Shetland Islands Scotland, NZ prime minister (1884-87)
1849 - Dudley Allen Sargent, US, physician/educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
1851 - Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
1852 - John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Earl of Ypres/British field marshall
Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri MoissanChemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan (1852) 1852 - Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], Paris France, chemist (Nobel 1906), (d. 1907)
1854 - Adam Sedgwick, Norwich England, English zoologist (Peripatus)
1855 - Thomas F Tout, London, historian (Manchester school of historiography)
1856 - Edward Herbert Thompson, Mass, archaeologist (Mayan civilization)
1856 - Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
1860 - Paul Ulrich Villard, Lyon, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays
1861 - Pedro De Cordoba, NYC, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur)
1861 - Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
1863 - Charles, Lisbon Portugal, king (1889-1908)
1864 - Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
1867 - Hiranuma Kiichirō, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
1871 - Pietro Badoglio, Grazzano Monferrato, Italy, General/Libyan Governor (1928-33) and Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44)
1872 - Lena Ashwell, England, actress/theatrical manager (Kingsway)
1872 - Tom Terriss, London England, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru)
1873 - Julian Lowell Coolidge, Mass, mathematician (Study-Segre school)
1873 - Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], Warsaw Poland, biologist/writer
1877 - Stanner E V Taylor, St Louis MO, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona)
1879 - Benjamin Christensen, Viborg Denmark, actor (Barnet, Mockery)
1880 - Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
1881 - Henry Geehl, composer
1881 - Pedro De Cordoba, NYC, actor (Mexican Hayride, Before I Hang)
1882 - Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Barcelona Spain, essayist/philosopher
1882 - Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
1885 - Wilbur 'Lefty' Good, pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
1887 - Avery Brundage, Detroit Mich, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72)
1888 - Herman McNeile, Cornwall England, soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond)
1889 - Carlos I King of Portugal, Lisbon (1889-1908)
1889 - D P "Dad" Carter, baritone (Chuck Wagon Gang)
1889 - Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, Dutch violinist/actor (Hippie)
1889 - Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)
1891 - Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress (d. 1918)
1892 - Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
1892 - Elmer Rice, NYC, playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene)
1892 - Ruth Stonehouse
1893 - Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
1895 - Charles Petrie, Liverpool, historian
1895 - Dave Franklin, NYC, composer (Hop-a-long Cassidy)
1895 - Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
1895 - Wallace K Harrison, Worcester Mass, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center)
1897 - Muchtar Auesow, writer
1898 - Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
1901 - Friedrichs, mathematician
1901 - Lily Bouwmeester, Dutch actress/comedienne (Pygmalion)
1901 - William Samuel Paley, Chicago Ill, pres/CEO of CBS (1928-90)
1901 - Ed Sullivan, New York NY, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)
1904 - Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)
1905 - Max Schmeling, Klein Luckow, Province of Pomerania, German world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
1905 - William Northam, Austria, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1964)
1907 - Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
1907 - Heikki Savolainen, Finland, pommel horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1948)
1907 - Ida Turay, Budapest, actress (Deryne, Ida Regenye)
1907 - John Prickett, teacher/ecumenist
1907 - Bhagat Singh, Indian activist (d. 1931)
1908 - Marin Goleminov, composer
1909 - Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], New Haven Ct, cartoonist (Li'l Abner)
1909 - Stephen Spender, poet [or Feb 28]
1909 - Wiesje Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Doodzonde)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 6 of 6

Actor James CagneyActor James Cagney (1922) 1922 - Stage and film actor James Cagney (23) weds dancer Frances Vernon
1933 - Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown
1936 - "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)
1956 - Russian president Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)
1997 - Actor Chad Lowe (29) weds actress Hilary Swank (23)
2008 - American tennis player Mardy Fish (26) weds "Deal or No Deal" model Stacey Gardner at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1937 - Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 130

Roman Military and Political Leader Pompey the GreatRoman Military and Political Leader Pompey the Great (48 BC) 48 BC - Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman general and politician, dies at 59
235 - Saint Pontianus, Pope
876 - Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)
929 - Wenceslaus I, duke of Bohemia, murdered
935 - Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (b. 907)
1104 - Pedro I, king of Navarra & Aragon, dies
1197 - Henry VI von Hohenstaufen, Roman Catholic German King (1169-97), dies
1296 - Adolf VII, earl of Mountain (1259-96), dies
1429 - Cymburgis of Masovia, wife of Duke Ernest of Austria
1509 - Siwara/Sjoerd Aylva, Fries army leader (siege of Franeker)
1582 - George Buchanan, Scottish historian (b. 1506)
1618 - Gilles van Ledenberg, sec of Utrecht States (1588-1618), suicide at 68
1618 - Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)
1649 - Ottavio Vernizzi, composer, dies at 79
1652 - John Asselijn, landscape painter/etcher, dies at about 42
1657 - Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daugher of Willem of Orange, dies at 75
1667 - Jacobus Golius, mathematician/founder (Leidse observ), dies at 71
1687 - Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (b. 1623)
1694 - Mouton, mathematician, dies
1702 - Robert Spencer 2nd earl of Sunderland, Engl PM (1687-88), dies at 61
1742 - Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
1757 - Andrea Zani, composer, dies at 60
1759 - Cornelis Pronk, portrait painter/cartoonist, dies at 67
1781 - William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (b. 1717)
1789 - Thomas Day, author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire
1815 - Nicolas Desmarest, French geographer (Volcanos), dies at 90
1819 - Karl Haack, composer, dies at 68
1833 - Lemuel Haynes, Revolutionary War veteran, dies at 88
1844 - Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
1852 - Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer, dies at 60
1859 - Rinse Posthumus, Fries writer, dies
1868 - Thomas Carmichael Hindman, attorney/Confederate gen-mjr, shot at 40
1869 - Libri, mathematician, dies
1873 - Emile Gaboriau, detective writer (Monsieur Lecoq), dies at 37
1875 - Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet, dies at 58 [OS]
1879 - Nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered
1884 - Fred Morley, cricket lefty quick (16 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng), dies
Moby Dick Author Herman MelvilleMoby Dick Author Herman Melville (1891) 1891 - Herman Melville, writer (Billy Budd, Moby Dick), dies at 72
1895 - Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (Pasteurization), dies at 72
1899 - Giovanni Segantini, Italian painter (Become his fare), dies
1902 - Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
1903 - Jesus Monasterio, composer, dies at 67
1907 - Frederich I W L, Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81
1911 - Louis Pincoffs, businessman/Dutch politician 1st-Chamber, dies
1914 - Stevan Mokranjac, composer, dies at 58
Bacteriologist Louis PasteurBacteriologist Louis Pasteur (1895) 1914 - Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)
1915 - Saitou Hajime, 3rd squad leader of the Shinsengumi died under name of Goro Fujita (b. 1844)
1918 - Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
1918 - Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
1922 - Andrejs Jurjans, composer, dies at 65
1928 - Con Conrad, dies
1935 - W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)
1938 - Charles Duryea, American inventor (first American car), dies at 76
1939 - Felicjan Szopski, composer, dies at 74
1942 - Evelyn Thatcher, dies
1943 - Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
1943 - Fritzi Brunette, dies
1946 - Jean Van de Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter, dies
1947 - Francisco Santiago, composer, dies at 58
1947 - William B Davidson, dies
1948 - EJ Ratcliffe, dies
1948 - Gregg Toland, cinematographer, dies at 44
1952 - Paul Hastings Allen, composer, dies at 68
Astronomer Edwin HubbleAstronomer Edwin Hubble (1953) 1953 - Edwin Hubble, American astronomer, first to announce existence of other galaxies, dies at 63
1954 - Bert Lytell, actor (Henry-One Man's Family), dies at 69
1954 - Morten Korch, dies
1955 - Arthur Donaldson, dies
1957 - Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
1957 - Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer, dies at 67
1959 - Gerard Hoffnung, artist/humorist/musician, dies
1959 - Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
1961 - Michael Shepley, actor (Dick & the Duchess), dies at 54
1964 - George Dyson, composer, dies at 81
1964 - Harpo [Arthur] Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75
1964 - Nacio Herb Brown, dies
1965 - Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
1966 - Eric Fleming, actor (Gil-Rawhide), dies at 41
1966 - Lucky Millinder, bandleader/singer, dies
1968 - Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64
1970 - Gamal' Abd al-Nassar, Egypt Pres (1953-70), dies of heart attack at 52
1970 - John Roderigo Dos Passos, US writer (Manhattan Transfer), dies at 74
1972 - Maurice Thiriet, composer, dies at 66
1973 - Mantan Moreland, comedian (Watermelon Man), dies at 71
1973 - Norma Crane, actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies of cancer at 44
1973 - Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
1974 - Raymond Largay, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88
1975 - Agnes Windeck, dies
1975 - Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
1978 - John Paul I, [Albino Luciano], Pope (1978), dies after 33 days as pope
1978 - Pope John Paul I (Albino Luciani), 263rd Catholic Pope, died
1979 - Jimmy McCulloch, guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
1981 - Rómulo Betancourt, President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
1982 - Larry Breeding, actor (Who's Watching the Kids), dies on 36th birthday
1982 - Mabel Albertson, actress (Gazebo, Bewitched), dies of Alzheimer at 81
1986 - Carmen DeRue, entertainer, dies
1986 - Robert Helpmann, actor (Second Time Lucky, Patrick), dies at 77
1987 - Mehdi Hashemi, Iranian aid of Ayatollah Khomeini, shot for treason
1988 - Ethel Grandin, silent screen actress (Deserter), dies at 94
1988 - Marjorie Bonner Lowry, actress (Reno, Poor Girls), dies at 83
1989 - Ferdinand E Marcos, president of Philippines (1965-86), dies at 72

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