What Happened on September 28th

Historical Events

  • 935 Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia
  • 1066 William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex
  • 1781 9,000 American and 7,000 French troops begin siege of Yorktown
  • 1887 Yellow River or Huáng Hé floods in China, killing an estimated 1.5 million people
  • 1939 German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR
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Did You Know?

The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice

On September 28, 1889

Famous Weddings

  • 1922 Stage and film actor James Cagney (23) weds dancer Frances Vernon
  • 1933 Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown
  • 1936 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)
  • 1956 Russian President Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)
  • 1997 Actor Chad Lowe (29) weds actress Hilary Swank (23)

Famous Divorces

  • 1937 Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore
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