September 28: Day of the Week
September 28, 2018 was the 271st day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 94 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1238Muslim Valencia surrenders to the besieging King James I of Aragon the Conqueror.
- 1448Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
- 1542Navigator João Rodrigues Cabrilho of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California, United States.
- 1844Oscar I of Sweden-Norway is crowned king of Sweden.
- 1867The United States takes control of Midway Island.
- 1871Brazilian Parliament passes the Law of the Free Womb, granting freedom to all new children born to slaves, the first major step in the eradication of slavery in Brazil.
- 1889The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice.
- 1944Soviet Army troops liberate Klooga concentration camp in Klooga, Estonia.
- 1995Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.
- 1996Former president of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah is tortured and brutally murdered by the Taliban.
Who were born on September 28?
- 1493Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet (d. 1545)
- 1809Alvan Wentworth Chapman, American physician and botanist (d. 1899)
- 1898Carl Clauberg, Nazi concentration camp doctor (d. 1957)
- 1905Max Schmeling, German boxer (d. 2005)
- 1928Koko Taylor, American blues musician, popularly known as the “Queen of the Blues” (d. 2009)
- 1941Edmund Stoiber, German politician
- 1950Laurie Lewis, American musician
- 1959Steve Hytner, American actor
- 1969Mark Everett, American fugitive (d. 2008)
- 1969Nico Vaesen, Belgian footballer
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