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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Australian newspaper columnist Andrew Bolt loses an action in the Federal Court of Australia in relation to breaches of the Racial Discrimination Act in columns about nine prominent aborigines. //www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/andrew-bolt-x-racial-vilification-court-case/story-e6frg996-1226148919092 ("The Australian")

Monday, September 28, 2009

Art historian Henry Adams claims abstract impressionist Jackson Pollock camouflaged his signature as a hidden message inside his famous 1943 "Mural". //www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/6238696/Jackson-Pollock-hid-signature-inside-88m-painting.html ("The Daily Telegraph")
At least 58 people are killed at a large opposition rally in Guinea against Moussa Dadis Camara who seized power in a coup last year. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8279103.stm (BBC) //news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/29/content_12123247.htm (Xinhua) //english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2009/09/200992815223645889.html (Al Jazeera)
At least 157 demonstrators are killed in a clash with the Guinean military.
The death toll in the worst flooding in the Philippines for forty years reaches 140 as the capital Manila is overwhelmed. //www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/28/philippines-storm-death-toll ("The Guardian") //www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6852358.ece ("The Times") //www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/philippines/6239022/Philippine-flood-death-toll-rises.html ("The Daily Telegraph")

Sunday, September 28, 2008

SpaceXFalcon 1 becomes the world's first privately developed space launch vehicle to successfully make orbit.

Friday, September 28, 2007

"Lehendakari" Juan José Ibarretxe announces a referendum on the future of the Basque Country for 25 October 2008. //www.digitaljournal.com/article/234324/1ST_LEAD_Basque_region_to_hold_referendum_on_independence_in_2008 (Digital Journal)

Sunday, September 28, 2003

A power failure affects all of Italy except Sardinia, cutting service to more than 56 million people.

Thursday, September 28, 2000

Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon visits the Temple Mount, protected by a several-hundred-strong Israeli police force. Palestinian riots erupt, leading to a full-fledged armed uprising (called the Al-Aqsa Intifada by sympathizers and the Oslo War by opponents).

Wednesday, September 28, 1994

SeptemberndashOctober ndash Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq threatens to stop cooperating with UNSCOM inspectors and begins to once again deploy troops near its border with Kuwait. In response, the U.S. begins to deploy troops to Kuwait.
The car ferry "MS Estonia" sinks in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.
Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, Mexican politician, is assassinated on orders of Raul Salinas de Gortari.
Palau gains independence from the United Nations Trusteeship Council
In Slovakia, populist leader Vladimir Meciar wins the general election.

Monday, September 28, 1992

Law enforcement officials in the United States, Colombia, and Italy announce that they have arrested more than 165 people on money laundering charges related to cocaine trafficking.

Monday, September 28, 1987

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" premieres in syndication.

Saturday, September 28, 1985

Brixton race riots are sparked with the shooting of Dorothy 'Cherry' Groce by the Metropolitan Police in Brixton, an area of South London, England.

Thursday, September 28, 1978

The New York Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox 5–4 at Fenway Park to clinch the AL East after being 14 games out of first place only two months earlier. The Yankees would eventually go on to defeat the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Dodgers and win the World Series.
Pope John Paul I dies after only 33 days of papacy.
Vietnam attacks Cambodia.
Tuvalu becomes independent from the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, September 28, 1977

The Porsche 928 debuts at the Geneva Auto Convention.

Sunday, September 28, 1975

The Spaghetti House siege takes place in London.

Friday, September 28, 1973

The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973 coup d'état in Chile.
The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

Thursday, September 28, 1972

The Canadian national men\'s hockey team defeats the Soviet national ice hockey team in Game 8 of the 1972 Summit Series (French: La Série du Siècle, Russian: Суперсерия СССР — Канада), 6–5, to win the series 4–3–1.

Tuesday, September 28, 1971

Cardinal József Mindszenty, who has taken refuge in the U.S. Embassy in Budapest since 1956, is allowed to leave Hungary.

Monday, September 28, 1970

Gamal Abdal Nasser dies Vice President Anwar Sadat is named temporary president of Egypt.
The U.S. Congress gives President Richard Nixon authority to sell arms to Israel.
In Berlin, Baader-Meinhof Gang members rob 3 banks, with loot totaling over DM200,000.

Sunday, September 28, 1969

In Sweden, Olof Palme is elected Labour Party leader, replacing Tage Erlander as prime minister on October 14.
The Social Democrats and the Free Democrats receive a majority of votes in the German parliamentary elections, and decide to form a common government.
The Beijing Subway begins operation.

Tuesday, September 28, 1965

Taal Volcano in Luzon, Philippines, erupts, killing hundreds.
At least 150 killed when a commuter train derails at the outskirts of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Prime minister Ian Smith of Rhodesia and Arthur Bottomley of the Commonwealth of Nations begin negotiations in London.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs an immigration bill which abolishes as based on national origin.
Pope Paul VI visits the United States. He appears for a Mass in Yankee Stadium and makes a speech at the United Nations.
Fidel Castro announces that anyone who wants to can emigrate to the United States.
Classic family sci-fi show "Thunderbirds" debuts on ITV.
The University of California, Irvine opens its doors.
The Indonesian army, led by General Suharto, crushes an alleged communist coup attempt (see Transition to the New Order and 30 September Movement).
Fidel Castro announces that Che Guevara has resigned and left the country.

Friday, September 28, 1962

Prime Minister Ahmed Ben Bella founds the first government in Algeria.

Thursday, September 28, 1961

A military coup in Damascus, Syria effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.

Sunday, September 28, 1958

In France, a majority of 79% says yes to the constitution of the Fifth Republic.

Friday, September 28, 1951

20th Century Fox releases the Robert Wise science fiction film, The Day the Earth Stood Still.

Saturday, September 28, 1946

George II of Greece returns to Athens.

Thursday, September 28, 1939

Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion.
Warsaw surrenders to Germany Modlin surrenders a day later the last Polish large operational unit surrenders near Kock 8 days later.

Wednesday, September 28, 1938

As his self-imposed October 1 deadline for occupation of the Sudetenland approaches, Adolf Hitler invites Italian Duce Benito Mussolini, French Premier Edourd Deladier, and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to one last conference in Munich. The Czechs themselves are not invited.
The Republic of Hatay is declared in Syria
Colonel Graham Christie, assistant British military attaché in Berlin, is informed by Carl Friedrich Goerdeler that the mobilization of the Royal Navy has badly damaged the popularity of the Nazi regime, as the German public realizes that "Fall Grün" is likely to cause a world war.
Munich Agreement: German, Italian, British and French leaders agree to German demands regarding annexation of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. The Czechoslovak government is largely excluded from the negotiations and is not a signatory to the agreement.

Sunday, September 28, 1924

U.S. Army pilots John Harding and Erik Nelson complete the first round-the-world flight. It takes them 175 days and 74 stops before they finally returned to Seattle.

Thursday, September 28, 1893

Monday, September 28, 1891

The C.A. Peñarol is founded in Montevideo under the name of the CURCC (Central Uruguay Railway Cricket Club).
October ndash Eugène Dubois finds the first fragmentary bones of \\'\\'Pithecanthropus erectus\\'\\' (later redesignated \\'\\'Homo erectus\\'\\'), or 'Java Man', at Trinil on the Solo River.

Wednesday, September 28, 1887

Start of the 1887 Yellow River flood in China, killing 900,000 to 2,000,000 people.

Wednesday, September 28, 1864

The International Workingmen's Association was founded in London.

Monday, September 28, 1795

The Alliance of St Petersburg is formed between Britain, Russia and Austria against France.ref name=Cassell's Chronology/

Wednesday, September 28, 1791

promulgation of the law on the emancipation of the french jews.

Friday, September 28, 1781

American Revolution: American and French troops begin a siege of the British at Yorktown, Virginia.

Friday, September 28, 1708

Battle of Lesnaya: Peter the Great defeats the Swedes.

Tuesday, September 28, 1599

A Dutch fleet returns to Amsterdam, carrying 600,000 pounds of pepper and 250,000 pounds of cloves and nutmeg.
The Earl of Essex arrives back in England, disobeying the Queen's strict orders.
The first Capuchin friar is entombed in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo.
November ndash A Persian embassy arrives in Moscow.

Tuesday, September 18, 1571 (Julianian calendar)

The House of Commons of England introduces the first pro forma bill, symbolizing its authority over its own affairs.

Monday, September 18, 1542 (Julianian calendar)

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo lands in what is now San Diego Bay and named it San Miguel, which will later become San Diego.

Wednesday, September 18, 1538 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Preveza: The Turkish fleet of Suleiman the Magnificent under the command of Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha defeats the Holy League of Emperor Charles V under the command of Andrea Doria.

Tuesday, September 19, 1497 (Julianian calendar)

Thursday, September 19, 1448 (Julianian calendar)

Christian of Oldenburg, betrothed to Queen DowagerDorothea of Brandenburg, becomes King Christian I of Denmark.

Sunday, September 20, 1394 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, September 20, 1362 (Julianian calendar)

Louis I of Hungary defeats and captures Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria he conquers northern Bulgaria, extending his control over the Balkans.
Pope Urban V succeeds Pope Innocent VI as the 200th pope.
December ndash Valeska Grim
Purported date of the inscription of the Kensington Runestone.
Eruption of the Öræfajökull volcano in Iceland, resulting in the destruction of the district of Litlahérað by flood and tephra fall.
Shahabuddin succeeds his brother, Alauddin Ali Sher, as Sultan of Kashmir.
November ndash Lionel of Antwerp, son of King Edward III of England, is created Duke of Clarence.
Under Edward III, English begins to replace French as England's official national language, when Parliament is addressed in it for the first time following the Norman Conquest of 1066.//languageandlaw.org/TEXTS/STATS/PLEADING.HTM Language and Law.org
The English Hospice of the Most Holy Trinity and St Thomas is founded in Rome. It went on to become the English College, a centre for training English priests in Rome.
Constantine VI succeeds his cousin, Constantine V, as King of Armenia.
The Ottomans capture Philippopolis and Adrianopole (now the city of Edirne) from the Byzantine Empire, reducing it to the city of Constantinople.
The East Frisian island of Buise is broken into two by North Sea floods.

Monday, September 20, 1322 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, September 21, 1238 (Julianian calendar)

Peterborough Cathedral is consecrated.
The seat of the Patriarch of Aquileia is transferred to Udine.
The Sukhothai kingdom is founded in Thailand.
Founder of the Nasrid dynasty, Mohammed I ibn Nasr, begins Alhambra complex on the site of a pre-Islamic fortress.
The Khmers are expelled from Luang Phrabang in Laos.
Simon de Montfort marries Eleanor, sister of Henry III of England.
James I of Aragon captures the city of Valencia from the Moors, who retreat to Granada.
Thowadra Monastery is founded in Bhutan.
The Mongols seize Moscow, at the time a small town.

Friday, September 21, 1106 (Julianian calendar)

Henry I of England defeats his older brother Robert Curthose, duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Tinchebrai, and imprisons him in Devizes Castle Edgar Atheling and William Clito are also taken prisoner.
Boleslaus III of Poland begins a war against his brother Zbigniew for control of Poland.
Balaguer, Spain, is captured from the Moors by the count of Urgell.

Tuesday, September 27, 365 (Julianian calendar)

Procopius revolts and bribes two legions passing by Constantinople. He proclaims himself Emperor, and takes control of Thrace and Bithynia.

Friday, September 27, 351 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Shi Zhi is killed by Ran Min's forces, an action that sets the stage for Wei's victory in the Wei-Jie war (China).
In India, a new process makes possible the extraction of sugar from sugarcane.
Battle of Mursa Major: Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius along the valley of the Drava. The battle is one of the bloodiest in Roman military history. During the fighting Marcellinus is killed.
Winter ndash Magnentius flees to Aquileia in northern Italy and fortifies the mountain passes in the Alps.
Fú Jiàn declares himself Heavenly Prince ("Tian Wang") during the collapse of Later Zhao, and established Former Qin.

Monday, September 28, 235

Pope Pontian resigns. He and Hippolytus, church leader of Rome, are exiled to the mines of Sardinia. Emperor Maximinus persecutes the Christians.
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