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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, 1,475,020,800 seconds 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

  • 1787
    The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

Who were born on September 28?

  • 1861
    Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1916
    Peter Finch, English-born actor (d. 1977)
  • 1974
    John Light, English actor
  • 1981
    Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
  • 1984
    Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player

Who died on September 28?

  • 1844
    Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
  • 1891
    Herman Melville, American novelist (b. 1819)
  • 1964
    Harpo Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1888)
  • 1966
    André Breton, French poet (b. 1896)
  • 1970
    John Dos Passos, American novelist (b. 1896)

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