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Notable Historical Events for September 28th

1922Benito Mussolini marches on Rome

1930Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games

1974US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

1997St Louis Cardinals Mark McGwire hits his 58th HR of 1997 (34 with Oak A's)

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

1974California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

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

1937FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

1979Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1995Mary Tyler Moore returns to series TV in "NY News" on CBS

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Notable Birthdays on September 28th

1987Hilary Duff, Houston Texas, actress and singer (Lizzie McGuire)

1964Janeane Garofalo, NJ, comedienne (SNL, Truth about Cats & Dogs)

1913Alice Marble, Beckworth California, tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40)

551 BCConfucius, Chinese philosopher (founder of Confucianism), (d. 479 BC)

58 BCLivia Drusilla, wife of the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus

1977Se Ri Pak, Korean golfer

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Notable Weddings on September 28th

1922Stage and film actor James Cagney (23) weds dancer Frances Vernon

1956Russian president Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)

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Notable Deaths on September 28th

1953Edwin Hubble, American astronomer, first to announce existence of other galaxies, dies at 63

1891Herman Melville, writer (Billy Budd, Moby Dick), dies at 72

1989Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines (1965-86), dies in Honolulu at 72

1895Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (Pasteurization), dies at 72

2000Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)

48 BCPompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman general and politician, dies at 59

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