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 271st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 15, 2021 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 27,213,120 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 ‘dihectaheptacontahenagon’ 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 126 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 3,203 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 28 Historical Events
Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.
American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.
The United States takes control of Midway Island.
Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
Warsaw surrenders to Nazi Germany during World War II.
Mali and Senegal join the United Nations.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.
The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London.
Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.
Who were born on September 28?
Nicolas Flamel, French scrivener, manuscript-seller, and alchemist. (d. 1418)
Al Capp, American cartoonist (d. 1979)
Olga Lepeshinskaya, Soviet ballerina (d. 2008)
Seymour Cray, American computer scientist (d. 1996)
Brigitte Bardot, French actress
Grant Fuhr, Canadian hockey player
Puri Jagannadh, Indian film director
Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver
Stuart Clark, Australian cricketer
Bushido, German rapper
Who died on September 28?
Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)
Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)
Herman Melville, American novelist (b. 1819)
Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)
Sam Ruben, American chemist (b. 1913)
Luis Cluzeau Mortet, Uruguayan composer and musician (b. 1888)
Peter De Vries, American novelist (b. 1910)
Althea Gibson, American tennis player (b. 1927)
Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)
Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)
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