On This Day in History for September 28

Events in History

  • 48 BC Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt
  • 235 Pope Pontian becomes the first Pope to abdicate from the role, for St. Anterus
  • 351 Battle at Mursa: Emperor Constantine II beats Emperor Magnentius, Magnentius retreats to Gaul
  • 365 Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor
  • 935 Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia
  • 995 Members of Slavník's dynasty - Spytimír, Pobraslav, Pořej and Čáslav are murdered by Boleslaus's son, Boleslaus II the Pious.
  • 1066 William the Conqueror, then Duke of Normandy, lands at Pevensey Bay in Sussex, beginning the Norman conquest of England
  • 1106 Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert, Duke of Normandy in Normandy
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Weddings in History

  • 1933 Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown
  • 1956 Russian President Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)

Divorces in History

  • 1937 Martha Raye (21) divorces Hamilton "Bud" Westmore (19) on the basis of extreme cruelty
  • 2010 Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (66) divorces romance novelist Melanie Craft after six years of marriage

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