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What are the important events that happened on September 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 28 is the 272nd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 15, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,583,680 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaheptacontadigon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac 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 122 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,377 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 28 Historical Events

  • 995
    Members of Slavník’s dynasty – Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus’s son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
  • 1791
    France becomes the first European country to emancipate its Jewish population.
  • 1912
    The Ulster Covenant is signed by half a million Ultonians in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.
  • 1960
    Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.
  • 1994
    The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.

Who were born on September 28?

  • 1918
    Ángel Labruna, Argentinian football player and coach (d. 1983)
  • 1919
    Doris Singleton, American actress
  • 1973
    Jori Hulkkonen, Finnish electronic musician
  • 1974
    Shane Webcke, Australian rugby player
  • 1982
    Nolwenn Leroy, French singer

Who died on September 28?

  • 1979
    John Herbert Chapman, Canadian physicist (b. 1921)
  • 1999
    Escott Reid, Canadian diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 2004
    Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)
  • 2009
    Guillermo Endara, Panamanian politician (b. 1936)
  • 2009
    Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)

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