On This Day — September 28th
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.
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.
Brigitte Bardot turns 84
Mira Sorvino turns 51
Naomi Watts turns 50
Hilary Duff turns 31