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Today in history, September 28

Report: Staff Report
Published : Tuesday 29 September, 2015

48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

351 - Battle at Mursa: emperor Constantine II beats emperor Magnentius

935 - Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.

1066 - William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex

1448 - Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.

1521 - Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade

1687 - Venetians take Athens from the Turks

1760 - Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin

1779 - American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

1785 - Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)

1844 - Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.

1867 - Toronto becomes capital of Ontario

1879 - Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route

1887 - Yellow River or Huáng Hé floods in China, killing an estimated 1.5 million people

1915 - Battle of Kut-el-Amara: British defeat Turks in Mesopotamia

1923 - Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations

1928 - Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler

1939 - Estonia accepts Soviet military bases

1944 - Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands

1950 - Indonesia becomes 60th member of UN

1958 - France adopts constitution

1958 - Guinea votes for independence from France

1961 - Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic

1970 - Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar

1972 - Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations

1985 - Race riot in London area of Brixton

 

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