What Happened on September 28

Significant 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 between 900,000 and 2 million people, one of the deadliest natural disasters in history
  • 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

Would You Believe?

Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)

On September 28, 1785

Famous Weddings

  • 1922 Stage and film actor James Cagney (23) weds dancer Frances Vernon
  • 1933 Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown
  • 1933 Actress Greer Garson (29) weds first husband Edward Snelson (29)
  • 1935 Comedian Stan Laurel (45) marries 2nd wife actress Virginia Ruth Rogers
  • 1936 "Marx Brothers" comedian Harpo Marx (47) weds "Million Dollar Legs" actress Susan Fleming (28)

Famous Divorces

  • 1937 Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore
  • 2010 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (66) divorces romance novelist Melanie Craft after six years of marriage
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