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September 28th

The September 28th has been quite messy day along history but, we have high hopes that there will be better ones ahead… well, maybe in 2021, right?

Anyways... I swear it all happened this day!

2014 – Hong Kong protests: Benny Tai announces that Occupy Central is launched as Hong Kong's government headquarters is being occupied by thousands of protesters. Hong Kong police resort to tear gas to disperse protesters but thousands remain.

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2012 – Somali and African Union forces launch a coordinated assault on the Somali port city of Kismayo to take back the city from al-Shabaab militants.

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

1996 – Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and murdered by the Taliban.

1995 – Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of the Comoros in a coup.

1994 – The cruise ferry MS Estonia sinks in Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.

1992 – A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A300 crashes in a hill in Kathmandu, Nepal killing all 167 passengers and crew.

1986 – The Democratic Progressive Party was established under the martial law in Taiwan, becomes the first opposition party in Taiwan.

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.

1971 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis.

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.

1961 – A military coup in Damascus effectively ends the United Arab Republic, the union between Egypt and Syria.

1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.

1941 – The Drama uprising against the Bulgarian occupation in northern Greece begins.

1939 – Warsaw surrenders to Nazi Germany during World War II.

1939 – Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.

1924 – First round-the-world flight completed.

1918 – World War I: The Fifth Battle of Ypres begins.

1892 – The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal.

1871 – The 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.

1787 – The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.

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

28.9.1542 – Navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, United States.

1322 – Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria in the Battle of Mühldorf.

1106 – Battle of Tinchebray: Henry I of England defeats his brother, Robert Curthose.

365 – Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.

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

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