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On This Day: September 28th

This is 271st day of the year and 94 days remain in the year.

in history
1542
Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo arrived at present-day San Diego.
1781
The closing campaign of the American Revolution at Yorktown Heights, Va. began.
1920
Eight Chicago White Sox players were indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the "Black Sox scandal."
1924
Two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle after completing the first round-the-world-flight in 175 days.
1939
A German-Soviet agreement divided Poland between Nazi Germany and the USSR.
1967
Walter Washington became the first mayor of the District of Columbia.
1972
Japan and Communist China agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations.
1989
Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii.
1991
Jazz great Miles Davis died.
2003
Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win at Wimbledon, died.
September 28 BirthdaysMichelangelo CaravaggioPronunciation: [mEkAlän´jAlO mArE´zE dä käräväd´jO]
or Amerigi da Caravaggio
Pronunciation: [ä"mArE´jE]
1573?–1610, Italian painter.
Marcello Mastroianniactor
Al Cappcartoonist
Ed Sullivantelevision personality
Brigitte Bardotactress
Alice Marbletennis player
Georges Clemenceaupolitical figure
Avery Brundagesports executive



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