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

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

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

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

1928Prussia forbids speech from Adolf Hitler

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

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

1922Benito Mussolini marches on Rome

1990Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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