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

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

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

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

1922Benito Mussolini marches on Rome

1928Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler

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

1937FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

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

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

1956RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records

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

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

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

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

1974US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

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

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

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

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

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

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

On This Day In History
Date Event
Sep 28, 48 BC
Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt. 
Sep 28, 235
Bishop of Rome Pontianus steps down 
Sep 28, 351
Battle at Mursa: emperor Constantine II beats emperor Magnentius 
Sep 28, 365
Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor. 
Sep 28, 935
Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia. 
Sep 28, 995
Members of Slavník's dynasty - Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus's son, Boleslaus II the Pious. 
Sep 28, 1066
William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex 
Sep 28, 1106
Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert 
Sep 28, 1322
Battle of Muhldorf 
Sep 28, 1362
Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V 
Sep 28, 1394
Cardinal Pedro de Luna of Aragon chosen (anti)pope Benedictus XIII 
Sep 28, 1448
Christian I is crowned king of Denmark. 
Sep 28, 1521
Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade 
Sep 28, 1528
Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die 
Sep 28, 1538
Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish 
Sep 28, 1542
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay 
Sep 28, 1621
Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks 
Sep 28, 1652
English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock 
Sep 28, 1687
Venetians take Athens from the Turks 
Sep 28, 1701
Divorce legalized in Maryland, USA 
Sep 28, 1708
Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy 
Sep 28, 1760
Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin 
Sep 28, 1767
Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope 
Sep 28, 1779
American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay
Sep 28, 1781
9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown 
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