Friday, July 12, 2024 (Week 28)

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.

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2008
SpaceX launches the first private spacecraft, Falcon 1.
1996
Afghanistan’s former president (1986-92) Mohammad Najibullah tortured and murdered by the Taliban.
1995
Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat sign an interim agreement concerning settlement on the Gaza Strip.
1963
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.
1961
Military coup in Damascus ends the Egypt-Syria union known as the United Arab Republic that was formed Feb. 1, 1958.
1959
Explorer VI, the U.S. satellite, takes the first video pictures of earth.
1958
France ratifies a new constitution.
1939
Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland; Warsaw surrenders to German troops.
1928
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.
1924
Three U.S. Army aircraft arrive in Seattle, Washington after completing a 22-day round-the-world flight.
1913
Race riots in Harriston, Mississippi, kill 10 people.
1912
W.C. Handy’s “Memphis Blues” is published.
1904
A woman is placed under arrest for smoking a cigarette on New York’s Fifth Avenue.
1874
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.
1864
Union General William Rosecrans blames his defeat at Chickamauga on two of his subordinate generals. They are later exonerated by a court of inquiry.
1794
The Anglo-Russian-Austrian Alliance of St. Petersburg, which is directed against France, is signed.
1607
Samuel de Champlain and his colonists return to France from Port Royal Nova Scotia.
1238
James of Aragon retakes Valencia, Spain, from the Arabs.
1106
King Henry of England defeats his brother Robert at the Battle of Tinchebrai and reunites England and Normandy.
1066
William, Duke of Normandy, soon to be known as William the Conqueror invades England.