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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

  • 1844
    Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
  • 1867
    Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario.
  • 1928
    Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
  • 2000
    Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  • 2008
    SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

Who were born on September 28?

  • 1934
    Janet Munro, British actress (d. 1972)
  • 1939
    Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • 1968
    Mika Häkkinen, Finnish race car driver
  • 1968
    Naomi Watts, English-born Australian actress
  • 1981
    Gül Gölge, Turkish model and actress

Who died on September 28?

  • 1829
    Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky, Russian general (b. 1771)
  • 1957
    Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and musician (b. 1888)
  • 1964
    Harpo Marx, American comedian and actor (b. 1888)
  • 1989
    Ferdinand Marcos, Filipino politician (b. 1917)
  • 1991
    Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1926)

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