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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

  • 351
    Battle of Mursa Major: the Roman Emperor Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius.
  • 1066
    William the Bastard (as he was known at the time) invades England beginning the Norman Conquest.
  • 1928
    Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
  • 1994
    The car ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
  • 2008
    SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

Who were born on September 28?

  • 1605
    Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)
  • 1867
    Hiranuma Kiichirō, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)
  • 1939
    Rudolph Walker, Trinidadian-born British actor
  • 1982
    Aleksandr Anyukov, Russian footballer
  • 1982
    Emeka Okafor, American basketball player

Who died on September 28?

  • 1918
    Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
  • 1938
    Charles Duryea, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1861)
  • 1959
    Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)
  • 1981
    Rómulo Betancourt, Venezuelan politician (b. 1908)
  • 1994
    Urmas Alender, Estonian singer and musician (b. 1953)

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