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Things to Remember On Sept 28

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HISTORICAL EVENTS

1448 – Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.

1528 -Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die

1652 – English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock

1687 – Venetians take Athens from the Turks

1701 – Divorce legalized in Maryland

1760 – Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin

1787 – Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval

1815 – Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples

1899 – Transvaal mobilizes its army – leadup to Second Boer War

1906 – US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909

1928 – UK passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.

1940 – Nazi occupiers present “New Dutch Culture” in German

1944 – Theodore Roosevelt Jr., son of President Theodore Roosevelt, is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for directing troops at Utah Beach during the D-Day landings

1950 – Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN

1961 – Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic

1967 – Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, D.C.

1975 – Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies

1980 – Australian Williams driver Alan Jones clinches his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning the Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit

2018 – 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits just off island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, setting off a tsunami that hits cities of Donggala and Palu, at least 1649 people killed

2018 – Up to 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to a code weakness

SCIENCE

1858 – Donati’s comet becomes 1st to be photographed

1879 – Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route

1958 – USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM’s

1959 – Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth

1962 – Alouette (Canada), 1st Canadian satellite, launched

1982 – NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 505

1983 – STS-9 vehicle moves to launch pad

1985 – NASA launches Intelsat VA F-12

2008 – SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

2015 – NASA scientists announce the discovery of flowing water on Mars

2019 – Elon Musk unveils SpaceX spacecraft Starship, designed to travel to Mars and the solar system and land back on earth

SPORTS

1892 – 1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa)

1932 – 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)

1936 – Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game

1941 – Phillies lose club record 111th game

1941 – Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting avg

1945 – Canadian football’s Calgary Bronks changes its name to Stampeders

1970 – Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Australia) in 22nd America’s Cup

1986 – Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)

1996 – 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team & Sri Lanka

2008 – The last game played at Shea Stadium before its demolition happens between baseball teams The New York Mets and the Florida Marlins, the Marlins win 4-2

2014 – Ryder Cup Golf, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland: Europe wins 16½-11½ to win Cup for 3rd consecutive time
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