September 28 in History
What happened on September 28 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 28 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 28 in history.
SpaceX launches the first private spacecraft, Falcon 1.
Afghanistan’s former president (1986-92) Mohammad Najibullah tortured and murdered by the Taliban.
Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat sign an interim agreement concerning settlement on the Gaza Strip.
Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art work Whaam!, depicting in comic-book style a US jet shooting down an enemy fighter, is exhibited for the first time; it will become one of the best known examples of pop art.
Military coup in Damascus ends the Egypt-Syria union known as the United Arab Republic that was formed Feb. 1, 1958.
Explorer VI, the U.S. satellite, takes the first video pictures of earth.
France ratifies a new constitution.
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland; Warsaw surrenders to German troops.
Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin when he notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory; it remained for Howard Florey and Ernst Chain to isolate the active ingredient, allowing the “miracle drug” to be developed in the 1940s.
Three U.S. Army aircraft arrive in Seattle, Washington after completing a 22-day round-the-world flight.
Race riots in Harriston, Mississippi, kill 10 people.
W.C. Handy’s “Memphis Blues” is published.
A woman is placed under arrest for smoking a cigarette on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
Colonel Ronald Mackenzie raids a war camp of Comanche and Kiowa at the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, slaughtering 2,000 of their horses.
Union General William Rosecrans blames his defeat at Chickamauga on two of his subordinate generals. They are later exonerated by a court of inquiry.
The Anglo-Russian-Austrian Alliance of St. Petersburg, which is directed against France, is signed.
Samuel de Champlain and his colonists return to France from Port Royal Nova Scotia.
James of Aragon retakes Valencia, Spain, from the Arabs.
King Henry of England defeats his brother Robert at the Battle of Tinchebrai and reunites England and Normandy.
William, Duke of Normandy, soon to be known as William the Conqueror invades England.