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Notable Historical Events for September 28th

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

1976A&M sues George Harrison who fails to meet deadline for LP completion

1956RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records

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

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

1937FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

19214th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Inwood CC Far Rockaway NY

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

48 BCPompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

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

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Notable Birthdays on September 28th

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

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

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

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

1977Se Ri Pak, Korean golfer

58 BCLivia Drusilla, wife of the Roman emperor Caesar Augustus

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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

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

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

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

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

1991Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65

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

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