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Notable Historical Events for September 28th

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

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

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

1960Ted Williams hits his final homer #521 (off Jack Fisher)

1968Janis Joplin announces she's leaving "Big Brother & Holding Co"

1959Edward Franklin Albee's "zoo story" premieres in Berlin

1974US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

1937FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

1974"Papa Don't Take No Mess Part 1" by James Brown peaks at #31

1949"My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

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Notable Birthdays on September 28th

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

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

1977Se Ri Pak, Korean golfer

58 BCLivia Drusilla, wife of the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus

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

1852Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], Paris France, chemist (Nobel 1906), (d. 1907)

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Notable Weddings on September 28th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on September 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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