On This Day

What Happened on September 28, 1895

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • Dave Franklin, American composer (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down), born in New York City (d. 1970)
  • Lawton Whitey Witt, outfielder (NY Yankees, 1922-25)
  • Wallace K Harrison, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center), born in Worcester, Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

Person of interestLouis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (invented pasteurization), dies at 72

Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur
Louis Pasteur