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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

  • 1867
    The United States takes control of Midway Island.
  • 1868
    Battle of Alcolea causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France.
  • 1871
    Brazilian 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.
  • 1951
    CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.
  • 1971
    The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.

Who were born on September 28?

  • 1493
    Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet (d. 1545)
  • 1861
    Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • 1943
    J. T. Walsh, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1964
    Paul Jewell, English football manager
  • 1982
    Aleksandr Anyukov, Russian footballer

Who died on September 28?

  • 935
    Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (b. 907)
  • 1687
    Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (b. 1623)
  • 1844
    Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
  • 1982
    Mabel Albertson, American actress (b. 1901)
  • 1991
    Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1926)

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