Today in History

    What happened on the 28th of September in history?

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    • 1066
      William the Conqueror landed in England
    • 1542
      Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California at San Diego Bay
    • 1781
      Siege of Yorktown begins last battle of the the Revolutionary War
    • 1858
      Donati's comet becomes the 1st to be photographed
    • 1906
      US troops reoccupy Cuba stay until 1909
    • 1920
      Baseball's biggest scandal grand jury indicts 8 White Sox for throwing the 1919 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds
    • 1923
      Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
    • 1924
      End of 1st around-the-world flight Seattle to Seattle 57 stops
    • 1924
      2 US Army planes completed 1st around the world flight
    • 1928
      Yanks clinch pennant #6
    • 1930
      Lou Gehrig'error ends his errorless streak at 885 consecutive games The winning pitcher was Babe Ruth beating the Red Sox 9-3
    • 1941
      Ted Williams assures his 400 avg on last day with 6 hits
    • 1942
      NY Americans NHL team folded
    • 1944
      1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
    • 1951
      Norm Van Brocklin of the Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards
    • 1951
      Allie Reynolds 2nd no hitter of 1951 Yanks clinch pennant #18
    • 1953
      Edwin Hubble dies
    • 1960
      Ted Williams hits his final homer #521
    • 1963
      Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates a record 41.5 kph for 440 yds
    • 1965
      Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
    • 1970
      Sadat replaces Egyptian Pres Nassar who died of a heart attack at 52
    • 1974
      1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy
    • 1978
      Pope John Paul I died of a heart attack at 65
    • 1982
      1st reports appeared of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules