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Notable Historical Events for September 28th

1974US 1st Lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy

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

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

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

1928Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler

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

1937FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

1977Se Ri Pak, Korean golfer

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

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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

September 28th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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