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List of September 28th Major News Events

  1. 1918 U.S.A. Spanish Flu Epidemic
  2. 1924 First Round The World Flight 175 Days
  3. 1928 Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin
  4. 1963 U.S.A. Polio Vaccine
  5. 1975 Spaghetti House Siege In London
  6. 1985 UK Brixton Riots

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28 Sept, 1918 U.S.A. Spanish Flu Epidemic

1918 : In the worlds worst flu epidemic in history (called Spanish Flu because the first major outbreak causing multiple deaths was in Spain), an estimated 30 million people died worldwide. Philadelphia was the hardest hit city in the United States. After the Liberty Loan parade on September 28, thousands of people became infected causing the death of 12,000 in the city.

28 Sept, 1923 England Schneider Seaplane Cup

1923 : This years Schneider Seaplane cup held each year along the sea front at Portsmouth England has been won by an American aircraft against the rest of the world in a time of 1 hr 12 minutes and 45 seconds, the numbers of aircraft competing this year increased yet again and crowds of spectators lined the beaches watching the race.

Schneider Seaplane Cup Public Domain Image

28 Sept, 1924 First Round The World Flight 175 Days

1924 : Two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle, Washington, completing the first round-the-world flight in 175 days. The flight had begun from Seattle on April 6th with three aircraft named "Chicago, Boston, and New Orleans." The Boston came down while crossing the Atlantic. The Chicago flown by (Lt. Lowell Smith (pilot) and 1st Lt. Leslie Arnold) and the New Orleans flown by (Lt. Erik Nelson (pilot) and Lt. Jack Harding) completed the journey.

Chicago First Plane To Fly Round The World Public Domain Photo

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28 Sept, 1928 Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin

1928 : While working at his laboratory at St Mary's Hospital, London Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin by accident when he noticed that many of his culture dishes were contaminated with a fungus that had a positive anti bacterial effect on multiple organisms providing the basic block for the start of modern antibiotics. Many believe that the discovery of penicillin is one of the most important discoveries of the last century.

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From 1960s Toys Page

Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
Manufacturer: Marx
Price: $7.99
Description Boxing robots are hand controlled for hours of fun. Boxers move around, throw left and right punches. When socked on the chin, a spring mechanism pops the head up.

Old Fashioned Dial Telephone Old Fashioned Dial Telephone
Description Old Fashioned Dial Telephone, I included this not as much as a toy which it is but as a reminder that every Vintage telephone was designed like this, you dialed the number by turning the dial.

28 Sept, 1946 Vets learn To Fly / GI Bill Of Rights

1946 : An ever increasing number of returning World War II vets are learning to fly under the legislation provided by the GI Bill of Rights, with thousands across the country gaining private pilot licenses.

28 Sept, 1956 Crackdown On Dope

1956 : A mass crackdown on dope users in New York with the narcotic division carrying out multiple raids across the area and arresting 102 men and women who are now in jail pending charges.

28 Sept, 1963 U.S.A. Polio Vaccine

1963 : In one of the biggest undertakings in history against Polio the Sabin oral Polio Vaccine which is taken with a lump of sugar will commence countrywide tomorrow, the vaccine must be kept refrigerated prior to use and requires 6 doses to provide full immunization against the deadly disease.

Early Polio Vaccine Clinic Public Domain Photo

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28 Sept, 1968 U.S.A. Beatles "Hey Jude"

September 28th, 1968 : The Beatles single "Hey Jude" hits the top of the charts, it is over seven minutes long and was the longest song ever to hit No. 1, a record it holds to this day.

28 Sept, 1975 Spaghetti House Siege In London

1975 : An armed robbery goes wrong at a Spaghetti House restaurant in Knightsbridge, London. The robbers then take nine staff hostage and demand a plane and safe passage to Jamaica. Hostages released on October 3rd.

28 Sept, 1976 U.S.A. Muhammad Ali

September 28th, 1976 : Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton to retain the heavyweight championship of the world at Yankee Stadium today.

Muhammad Ali  Public Domain Photo

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28 Sept, 1978 Vatican Pope John Paul I

1978 : Pope John Paul I died of a heart attack, just 33 days after he was elected pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

Pope John Paul I Public Domain Photo

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28 Sept, 1981 U.S.A. Disability Benefits

September 28th, 1981 : Up to 38% of all those claiming disability benefits could well be losing those benefits due to the new review of eligibility as part of a federal economy drive, it is believed as many as 500,000 people could lose benefits by the new eligibility rules.

28 Sept, 1985 UK Brixton Riots

1985 : Riots have broken out in the Brixton area of London after a Cherry Groce a suspects mother is shot and injured by accident during a police search of a house in Brixton. Rioters set light to a barricade of cars with petrol bombs and began looting shops in the area.

28 Sept, 1987 US Captures Iranian Mine Layer

September 28th, 1987 : The US Navy has captured an Iranian ship caught laying mines in the Persian Gulf and released the 26 surviving crewman to Iranian officials and have now blown up the ship ensuring it will not be able to lay further mines in the area.

28 Sept, 1994 Sweden Estonia Sinks

1994 : 852 people die when the Car and Passenger Ferry the Estonia sinks in the Baltic.

28 Sept, 1995 Bosnia Russian Peace Keeping Force

September 28th, 1995 : Russian President Boris Yeltsin has offered to put a Russian Peace keeping force in former Yugoslavia working alongside NATO Forces providing NATO stops bombing Serb forces.

28 Sept, 1995 Self Rule Agreed On West Bank

1995 : The Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization Yasser Arafat have signed a deal in Washington giving Palestinians Self Rule in the West Bank.

From 1970s Music Page

1970 - Close to You - The Carpenters,

1971 - Joy to the World - Three Dog Night,

1972 - Lean On Me - Bill Withers,

1973 - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce,

1974 - The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand,

1975 - Shining Star - Earth, Wind and Fire,

1976 - Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen,

1977 - Hotel California - Eagles,

1978 - Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees,

1979 - Le Freak - Chic,

From 1990s Fun Trivia Quiz Page

Question 14

14. Nelson Mandela was released from prison and became the leader of the African National Congress in what year?

Question 15

15. In 1992, Euro Disney was opened in which European country?

Question 16

16. What was the minimum hourly wage raised to in 1996?

28 Sept, 2000 Riots In Jerusalem

September 28th, 2000 : The hard line Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon sparked a riot during a tour of the compound around Al-Aqsa mosque. Soon after the tour began protesters gathered in large numbers hurling stones and other missiles and the Israeli police answered with tear gas and rubber-coated bullets. The site of the Al Aqsa mosque and its compound, is known as Temple Mount to Jews and Haram al Sharif to Muslims, and is sacred to both religions and is the center of controversy over Jerusalem because of it's sacred place in both religions.

28 Sept, 2003 Italy Most of Country Without Power

2003 : A power outage has blacked out close to 90% of the country of Italy, the power cut left thousands stranded on trains and in elevators. The Italian national grid authority has blamed the blackout on a malfunction of supply lines from France, but Italy does have a long term problem where the growth of demand for power is outstripping supply.

28 Sept, 2004 World Oil Price Drops

September 28th, 2004 : The price of a barrel of oil appears to be retreating from it's peak of over $50.00 a barrel bringing some comfort around the world. The price has nearly doubled in a short period bringing concerns over the effect on inflation and the danger of a global recession. Much of the pressure was taken off when the worlds biggest oil exporter agreed to raise production capacity by 1.5 million barrels a day. (Crude Oil Peaked at $147 in July 2008 Price September 2008 $105 barrel)

28 Sept, 2006 Russia Empress Maria Fyodorvna

2006 : Empress Maria Fyodorvna was reburied in St. Petersburg as per her last wishes. The empress was the mother of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. After the communist revolution she was exiled and fled to her birthplace, Denmark, she died in 1928.

28 Sept, 2009 Iran Missile Tests

September 28th, 2009 : The country of Iran successfully tested long-rang missiles amid controversy over the country’s nuclear enrichment program. The missiles have the potential to reach US military bases in the region and Israel.

28 Sept, 2009 Guinea Human Rights Protesters

2009 : A human rights group reported that some 157 people were killed in Guinea when troops fired on protesters. The protests drew about 50,000 people who opposed the rumored presidential campaign of Captain Camara. There were also reports that the troops started looting and sexually assaulted women.

28 Sept, 2011 Japan Boeing 787 Dreamliner

September 28th, 2011 : The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives in Tokyo, Japan, to commence service with All Nippon Airways. The 787 Dreamliner is believed to be the worlds most fuel-efficient airliner and the world's first major airliner to use composite materials.

28 Sept, 2012 President Obama Blocks Chinese Wind Farms

2012 : President Obama has blocked a Chinese firm from being able to build wind farms in Oregon because of security concerns. The wind farm projects would be near a naval facility.

28 Sept, 2013 Children Saved in Trafficking Ring

September 28th, 2013 : Police in China have saved ninety-two children who were abducted by a suspected trafficking ring. They were holding over three-hundred people who were suspected members of the ring. The operation took place in eleven provinces in the country and was a coordinated effort by police.

Born This Day In History September 28

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Naomi Watts

Born: 28th September 1968 Shoreham, Kent, England

Known For : Naomi Ellen Watts is a British Born Actress who has starred in a number of movies including 21 Grams, Remake of King Kong, Mulholland Drive and Ned Kelly.

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Hillary Duff

Born: 28th September 1987 Houston, Texas, USA

Known For : Hillary Duff an American actress, pop singer / songwriter with a number of movies to her credit including the Lizzie McGuire Movie and Cheaper By The Dozen. Her singing career includes a number of albums including three platinum albums Metamorphosis, Hilary Duff and Most Wanted.