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1959Edward Franklin Albee's "zoo story" premieres in Berlin

1974"Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31

1997St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)

1979Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1922Benito Mussolini marches on Rome

1956RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records

1930Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

1990Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

19214th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY

1968Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"

1974California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

1779American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

1949"My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

1941Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg

1928Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler

1976A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion

1960Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)

1785Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)

1937FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

48 BCPompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

1974US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

1995Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS

September 28th Historical Events
Date Event
48
Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. 
BC
AD
235
Bishop of Rome Pontianus steps down 
351
Battle at Mursa: emperor Constantine II beats emperor Magnentius 
365
Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor. 
935
Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia. 
995
Members of Slavník's dynasty - Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus's son, Boleslaus II the Pious. 
1066
William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex 
1106
Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert 
1322
Battle of Muhldorf 
1362
Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V 
1394
Cardinal Pedro de Luna of Aragon chosen (anti)pope Benedictus XIII 
1448
Christian I is crowned king of Denmark. 
1521
Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade 
1528
Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die 
1538
Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish 
1542
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay 
1621
Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks 
1652
English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock 
1687
Venetians take Athens from the Turks 
1701
Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA 
1708
Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy 
1760
Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin 
1767
Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope 
1779
American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay
1781
9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown 
1785
Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51) 
1787
Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval 
1815
Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples 
1829
Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston 
1844
Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden. 
1850
US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment 
1858
Donati's comet becomes 1st to be photographed 
1864
-30) Battle of Fort Harrison VA (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights) 
1867
Toronto becomes capital of Ontario 
1867
The United States takes control of Midway Island. 
1868
Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France 
1868
Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed) 
1879
Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route 
1887
Gele River (Huang Ho) in China floods, kills about 1.5 million 
1889
The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice. 
1892
1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa) 
1894
Simon Marks & Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester 
1899
Transvaal mobilizes 
1901
Guerrilla's assault unarmed US soldiers in Balangiga Phil, 38 killed 
1904
Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC 
1906
US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909 
1912
SS Kichemaru disappears in storm off Japanese coast, 1,000 die 
1914
German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WW I) 
1915
Battle of Kut-el-Amara: British defeat Turks in Mesopotamia 
1919
Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1 
1920
8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal) 
1920
Dirk Fock appointed as governor-general of Dutch East Indies 
1921
4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY 
1922
Benito Mussolini marches on Rome 
1923
Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations 
1923
Radio Times 1st published 
1923
Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4 
1924
2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops 
1924
French government names Gen Serrail gov-gen of Syria 
1924
Gen Plutarco Calles elected president of Mexico 
1926
Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed 
1928
1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack's Gully Jumpers) 
1928
Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel 
1928
NY Yanks clinch pennant #6 
1928
Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler 
1928
US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek 
1928
Valentin Katayev's "Kvadratura Kruga" premieres in Moscow 
1928
UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis. 
1929
1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta) 
1930
Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games 
1931
Peking (200,000 demonstrators demand declaration of war on Japan) 
1932
1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12) 
1933
Greer Garson wed Edward Snelson 
1936
Bachelor's Children debuts on CBS radio (at 9:45 am) 
1936
Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game 
1937
FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon) 
1938
Clare Boothe's "Boys Goodbye" premieres in NYC 
1938
Dutch Premier Colijn sends radio message "No war coming" 
1939
Estonia accepts Soviet military bases 
1939
Final broadcast of The Fleischmann Hour was heard on radio 
1939
Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) & gives Lithuania to USSR, last Polish troops surrender 
1940
Michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns 
1940
Nazi occupiers present "New Dutch Culture" in German 
1940
Bud Brennan, a fan at Memorial Stadium, races out of stands & attempts to tackle Tom Harmon at 3-yard line, Harmon easily evades Brennan 
1941
Phillies lose club record 111th game 
1941
Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg 
1942
Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad 
1942
NY Americans NHL team folded 
1944
1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise) 
1944
Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands 
1944
Nazi murders in Marzabotto, Italy (SS-major Reder) 
1945
"Mildred Price" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand 
1945
Canadian football's Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders 
1945
Robert T Duncan appears as Tonio in "I Pagliacci" 
1946
Greek king George II back in Athens 
1948
WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting 
1949
"My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis 
1950
Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN 
1951
Allie Reynolds' 2nd no-hitter of 1951; Yanks clinch pennant #18 
1951
Franchot Tone wed Barbara Payton 
1951
Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards 
1953
"Bob & Ray Show" TV Variety last air on NBC 
1953
"Juvenile Jury" TV Children's last airs on NBC, moved to CBS 
1953
"Racket Squad" TV Crime Drama last airs on CBS 
1953
Dutch government proclaims 5% general pay increase on Jan 1, 1954 
1953
KOAT TV channel 7 in Albuquerque, NM (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting 
1955
1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers) 
1955
WITN TV channel 7 in Washington, NC (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1956
"Johnny Carson Show" TV Variety last airs on CBS-TV 
1956
RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records 
1957
"Dollar A Second" last airs on NBC-TV 
1957
"Gisele MacKenzie Show" debuts on NBC-TV 
1957
"Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1 
1957
Dutch Queen Juliana opens Velser Tunnels 
1958
France adopts constitution 
1958
Guinea votes for independence from France 
1958
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM's 
1959
"Hennesey" debuts on CBS-TV 
1959
Edward Franklin Albee's "zoo story" premieres in Berlin 
1959
Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth 
1960
"Millionaire" last airs on CBS-TV 
1960
"My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" by Connie Francis hits #1 
1960
"Queen For A Day" moves to ABC-TV 
1960
"Sunrise at Campobello" premiered at Palace theater 
1960
Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher) 
1961
"Doctor Kildare" debuts on NBC-TV 
1961
"Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV 
1961
"Purlie Victorious", a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway 
1961
Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic 
1961
USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m 
1961
Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres 
1962
"Brighter Day" last airs on CBS-TV daytime 
1962
"I'm Dickens, He's Fenster" debuts on ABC-TV 
1962
"Jan Murray Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1962
"Tonight Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1962
"Verdict Is Yours," last airs on CBS-TV 
1962
Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched 
1962
Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia. 
1963
"King Leonardo" cartoon last airs on NBC-TV 
1963
"Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys peaks at #15 
1963
"Martian Hop" by The Ran-Dells peaks at #1 
1963
"New Phil Silvers Show" debuts on CBS-TV 
1963
"Nick Teen & Al K Hall" by Rolf Harris peaks at #95 
1963
"Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" by Jaynetts peaks at #2 
1963
"Shari Lewis Show" last airs on NBC-TV 
1963
"Surfer Joe" by Surfaris peaks at #62 
1963
"Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoon debuts on CBS-TV 
1963
Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates record 25.78 mph (415 k) for 440 yds 
1963
Murray The K, a NY DJ plays "She Loves You" on the radio 
1964
53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2) 
1964
Suriname governor A Currie resigns 
1965
Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km 
1965
Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Philippines) 
1965
Volcano explodes on Luzon Philippines; 500 killed 
1967
Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, DC 
1968
"Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances 
1968
"Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 perfs 
1968
Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr 
1968
Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship 
1968
Beatles' "Hey Jude" single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks 
1968
Chuck Hixson (Southern Methodist) completes 37 of record 69 passes 
1968
Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co" 
1968
Marisa Danisi of West Germany roller skates record 21.995 miles in 1 hr 
1969
Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14) 
1969
Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing! 
1969
SPD wins West German Parliament elections 
1970
"Words & Music" debuts on NBC-TV 
1970
Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar 
1970
Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup 
1971
Cardinal Josef Mindszenty of Hungary took refuge in US Embassy in 
1971
NY Times reports growing interest of white youth in black gospel music 
1971
Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile & flies to Rome 
1971
UK passes the Misuse of Drugs Act banning the medicinal use of cannabis. 
1972
David Bowie sells out his 1st show in NY Carnegie Hall 
1972
Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations 
1972
Canada defeats the USSR in the eigth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series. 
1973
Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train 
1973
ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile. 
1974
"Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" by Aretha Franklin peaks at #47 
1974
"I'm A Ramblin' Man" by Waylon Jennings peaks at #75 
1974
"Live It Up Part 1" by Isley Brothers peaks at #52 
1974
"Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31 
1974
"Rock Me Gently" by Andy Kim peaks at #1 
1974
"Surfin' USA" by Beach Boys reenters chart & peaks at #36 
1974
US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy 
1974
California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0 
1974
John Lennon appears as guest DJ on WNEW-FM (NYC) 
1974
Mick Ronson joins Mott the Hoople 
1975
5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14 
1975
6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27 
1975
Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies 
1975
Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0 
1975
The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people were taken as hostages, takes place in London. 
1976
A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion 
1976
US Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act 
1976
Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1978
Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord 
1978
Pieter Botha succeeds Vorster as premier of South Africa 
1978
Syrians & Lebanese engage in heavy fighting in Lebanon 
1979
Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
1980
"Charlie & Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 17 perfs 
1980
Carl Sagan's 13 part "Cosmos" premieres on PBS 
1980
Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing 
1980
Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic 
1981
Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City 
1982
1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules 
1982
NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505 
1983
STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad 
1984
1st floodlit ODI outside of Australia (India v Aust, New Delhi) 
1984
Cleve Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10 
1985
"Don't Lose My Number" by Phil Collins peaks at #4 
1985
"Every Step Of The Way" by John Waite peaks at #25 
1985
"Freedom" by Wham! peaks at #3 
1985
"Janet" by Commodores peaks at #87 
1985
NASA launches Intelsat VA 
1985
Race riot in London area of Brixton 
1986
Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City) 
1986
Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds 
1986
Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21 
1987
"Star Trek: The Next Generation," debuts on syndicated TV 
1987
Gladys Knight & Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid" 
1988
Bronx Museum for Arts opens 
1988
Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad) 
1988
LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns 
1990
Exiled emir of Kuwait visits White House 
1990
Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame 
1991
"Commish" debuts on ABC-TV 
1991
"Good Time" by Ziggy Marley & Melody Makers peaks at #85 
1991
"Love Of A Lifetime" by Firehouse peaks at #5 
1991
"Shiny Happy People" by REM peaks to #10 
1991
NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game 
1991
UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq 
1992
"Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" closes at Paramount Theater NYC 
1992
"Dog City" cartoon debuts on Fox-TV 
1992
Oakland A's win AL West title 
1992
Pakistani Airbus A-300 crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 167 dies 
1993
Dennis Martinez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL 
1993
Gas field in Caracas explodes, 53 killed 
1993
Ron Wood releases "Slide On Live" 
1994
"Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS 
1994
"Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!) 
1994
"Ed Wood" premieres 
1994
909 people die when an Estonian ferry capsizes & sinks in Baltic sea 
1995
"Batman Forever" released Czech Republic 
1995
Dennis Martinez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win 
1995
Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS 
1995
Singer Bobby Brown escapes injury in gun battle 
1995
Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov 
1995
Yitzhak Rabin & Yasir Arafat, sign accord to transfer West Bank 
1995
Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup. 
1996
1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka 
1996
Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear 
1996
NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask 
1996
Nebraska & Penn State are 5th & 6th major colleges to win 700 
1996
Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump 
1996
Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama) 
1997
32nd Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14½-13½ to retain the Cup at Sotogrande Spain 
1997
Emerald Coast Senior Golf Classic 
1997
Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting 
1997
St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's) 
1997
Wendy Ward wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Classic 
2000
Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. 
2008
SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit. 
2009
The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre. 
2012
Aircraft crash kills 16 people in Kathmandu, Nepal 
2012
Nigeria suspends flights to Saudi Arabia after hundreds of Nigerian women travelled without a male escort 
2013
27 villagers are killed by Boko Harem in northeast Nigeria 
2013
Hawthorn defeats Fremantle to win the 2013 Australian Rules Premiership 
2014
The European Team wins the Ryder Cup for the third straight time 
2016
Billionaire Elon Musk outlines plans for humans to colonize Mars 
2016
US announces $364 million more in aid for Syrians 
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