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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, 409,728 hours 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

  • 935
    Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
  • 1912
    The Ulster Covenant is signed by half a million Ultonians in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill.
  • 1950
    Indonesia joins the United Nations.
  • 1962
    The Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia.
  • 1995
    Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Who were born on September 28?

  • 1925
    Frank Latimore, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1939
    Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • 1964
    Gregor Fisken, British racing driver and businessman
  • 1971
    Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter
  • 1972
    Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist

Who died on September 28?

  • 1742
    Jean Baptiste Massillon, French churchman (b. 1663)
  • 1781
    William Henry Nassau de Zuylestein, 4th Earl of Rochford, British diplomat and statesman (b. 1717)
  • 1915
    Saitō Hajime, Japanese samurai (b. 1844)
  • 1978
    Pope John Paul I (b. 1912)
  • 2004
    Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)

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