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On This Day — September 28th

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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.

Events

351 – The Eastern Roman armies under Constantius II defeated those of the usurper Magnentius at the Battle of Mursa Major.

1821 – The Declaration of Independence of the Mexican Empire from Spain was drafted in the National Palace in Mexico City.

1924 – A team of U.S. Army Air Service aviators landed in Seattle, Washington, to complete the first aerial circumnavigation of the world.

1978 – Pope John Paul I died only 33 days after his papal election due to an apparent myocardial infarction, resulting in the first year of three popes since 1605.

2008 – SpaceX’s Falcon 1 rocket achieved orbit on its fourth attempt to become the first successful liquid-propelled orbital launch vehicle developed with private funding.

Celebrity Birthdays

Brigitte Bardot turns 84

Mira Sorvino turns 51

Naomi Watts turns 50

Hilary Duff turns 31

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