On This Day — September 28


September 28th is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

On this day in history:

1066 – William the Conqueror invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England.

1889 – The 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.

1924 – First round-the-world flight completed.

1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.

1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.

2008 – SpaceX launches the first private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

Celebrity Birthdays:

Mulholland Drive Star Naomi Watts turns 49

Lizzie McGuire Actress Hilary Duff turns 30

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot turns 83

Dancer Dita Von Teese turns 45

Happy Birthday to all September 28th babies!

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