September 28 events in history

235 Pope Pontian resigns. He and Hippolytus, church leader of Rome, are exiled to the mines of Sardinia
351 Battle of Mursa Major: the Roman Emperor Constantius II defeats the usurper Magnentius
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 Bastard (also known as William the Conqueror) invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England
1106 The Battle of Tinchebray – Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose
1238 Muslim Valencia surrenders to the besieging King James I of Aragon the Conqueror
1322 Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf
1448 Christian I is crowned king of Denmark
1538 Ottoman–Venetian War: The Ottoman Navy scores a decisive victory over a Holy League fleet in the Battle of Preveza
1542 Navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California, United States
1779 American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay
1781 American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War
1787 The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval
1791 France becomes the first country to emancipate its Jewish population
1844 Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden
1867 Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario
1868 Battle of Alcolea causes Queen Isabella II of Spain to flee to France
1871 Brazilian Parliament passes the Law of the Free Womb, granting freedom to all new children born to slaves, the first major step in the eradication of slavery in Brazil
1885 Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination
1889 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
1892 The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal
1901 Philippine–American War: Filipino guerrillas kill more than forty American soldiers while losing 28 of their own, in a surprise attack in the town of Balangiga on Samar Island
1912 The Ulster Covenant is signed by half a million Ulster Protestants in opposition to the Third Irish Home Rule Bill
1912 Corporal Frank S. Scott of the United States Army becomes the first enlisted man to die in an airplane crash. He and pilot Lt. Lewis C. Rockwell are killed in the crash of an Army Wright Model B at College Park, Maryland
1918 World War I: The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins
1919 Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska, US
1924 First round-the-world flight completed
1928 The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis
1928 Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin
1939 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II
1939 Warsaw surrenders to Nazi Germany during World War II
1941 The Drama Uprising against the Bulgarian occupation in northern Greece begins
1944 Soviet Army troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia
1950 Indonesia joins the United Nations
1951 CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later
1958 France ratifies a new Constitution of France; the French Fifth Republic is then formed upon the formal adoption of the new constitution on October 4. Guinea rejects the new constitution, voting for independence instead
1961 A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria
1962 The Paddington tram depot fire destroys 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia
1970 Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack in Cairo. Anwar Sadat is named as Nasser's temporary successor, and will later become the permanent successor
1971 The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis
1973 The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973 coup d'état in Chile
1975 The Spaghetti House siege, in which nine people are taken hostage, takes place in London
1994 The cruise ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people
1995 Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup
1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip
1996 Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban
2000 Al-Aqsa Intifada: Ariel Sharon visits Al-Aqsa Mosque known to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem
2006 Suvarnabhumi Airport opens in Amphoe Bang Phli, Samut Prakan Province from Don Mueang International Airport after the older airport ceased international commercial flights