39 fun facts for September, 28

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
September 28 is a memorable day in history, with events like Sir Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, the first nonstop flight around the world, and the founding of Amnesty International. This date also marks multiple observances such as "Ask a Stupid Question Day," "World Rabies Day," and "National Drink Beer Day."
39 Fun facts
  1. September 28, 1066: England experienced a major turning point with the invasion of William the Conqueror at Pevensey Bay. This event led to the famous Battle of Hastings, and later the establishment of the House of Normandy on the English Iron Throne.
  2. September 28, 1542: Spanish explorers discovered California as navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo arrived at what is now San Diego Bay. This marked the first European exploration of "Alta California," part of present-day California in the United States.
  3. September 28, 1850: Flogging was abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy when the Congress prohibited the practice, marking a significant moment in American naval history.
  4. September 28, 1892: The first night game in the history of American football was played by Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal School at Athletic Park in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
  5. September 28, 1893: The first professional American football game was played, when the Pittsburgh Athletic Club defeated the Allegheny Athletic Association.
  6. September 28, 1901: Filipino revolutionary leader Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by U.S. forces, marking the end of the Philippine-American War.
  7. September 28, 1919: Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox became the first baseball player to hit 29 home runs in a single season. He later broke his record by hitting 54 home runs in the 1920 season, followed by 59 in 1921.
  8. September 28, 1924: The first nonstop flight around the world was completed by two U.S. Army planes, the "Chicago" and "New Orleans," taking 175 days to cover about 44,000 km.
  9. September 28, 1928: Sir Alexander Fleming made a significant medical discovery by identifying penicillin, the first antibiotic.
  10. September 28, 1951: CBS broadcasted the first live sporting event in color, featuring a college football game between the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania.
  11. September 28, 1958: France adopted the French Constitution of 1958, marking the establishment of the French Fifth Republic. This new system of government was a response to the instability of the French Fourth Republic.
  12. September 28, 1961: The international organization Amnesty International was founded by Peter Benenson, committed to fighting human rights abuses and advocating for justice worldwide.
  13. September 28, 1972: The United States and Soviet Union signed the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM) and the first agreement on Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I)—both aimed at limiting nuclear weapons usage.
  14. September 28, 1977: The National Women's Conference in Houston, Texas, adopted a plan of action, including equal rights and reproductive freedom, to promote women's rights in the United States.
  15. September 28, 1987: Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered on television, becoming a success and heralding a new era for the Star Trek franchise.
  16. September 28, 1993: The Lacey Township, New Jersey, school board voted to ban students from wearing Bart Simpson T-shirts to school, as the character's rebellious attitude was considered inappropriate.
  17. September 28, 1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed the Oslo II Accord, brokered by U.S. President Bill Clinton, to advance peace in the Middle East.
  18. September 28, 1998: Chicago Cubs' slugger Sammy Sosa became the first MLB player to hit 66 home runs in a single season. He finished the 1998 season with 66 home runs, four behind the record set by Mark McGwire.
  19. September 28, 2000: The Al-Aqsa Intifada, a significant Palestinian uprising, began after Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
  20. September 28, 2003: The Galileo space probe ended its 14-year mission by plunging into Jupiter's atmosphere, providing valuable data on the planet's weather, magnetic field, and surrounding satellites.
  21. September 28, 2004: The first images from the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, were captured by the European Space Agency's Huygens probe.
  22. September 28, 2008: SpaceX's Falcon 1 rocket achieved Earth orbit, marking the first privately-funded spacecraft to reach orbit.
  23. September 28, 2013: Tens of thousands of people gathered in Washington D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
  24. September 28, 2014: Thousands of demonstrators occupied streets in Hong Kong, demanding universal suffrage and the resignation of Hong Kong's Chief Executive, fueling the pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement."
  25. September 28, 2015: A rare "supermoon" occurred during a total lunar eclipse, creating a unique celestial phenomenon visible across several continents.
  26. September 28, 2017: The President of Indonesia signed a decree to outlaw the extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, marking a major move against religious intolerance in the country.
  27. September 28, 2018: In Europe, the F.D.A. officially banned the sale of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the main source of trans fat in processed food products, to protect public health.
  28. September 28, 2018: Walmart announced a wage hike for about 1 million of its workers in response to new corporate tax benefits.
  29. September 28, 2017: SpaceX announced plans to fly its first two space tourists on a trip around the moon in 2018.
  30. September 28 is "Ask a Stupid Question Day," a day originally created by educators to encourage students to ask more questions in the classroom without fear of being judged.
  31. September 28 is "World Rabies Day," an international day of action and awareness surrounding rabies prevention and eradication.
  32. September 28 marks annual "German Butterbrot Day" in Germany, devoted to celebrating the simple, traditional buttered-bread snack.
  33. September 28 is celebrated as "National Good Neighbor Day" in the United States, a day to appreciate and build relationships with neighbors.
  34. September 28 is "National Drink Beer Day" in the United States, a day to enjoy a favorite brew while promoting responsible alcohol consumption.
  35. September 28 is "National Son's Day" in the United States, a day to celebrate and honor the importance of sons in families.
  36. September 28 is "National North Carolina Day" in the United States, a day dedicated to recognizing the history, culture, and traditions of North Carolina.
  37. September 28 is "National Hug a Vegetarian Day," a day to recognize the contributions and decisions of vegetarians worldwide.
  38. September 28 is "National Wildlife Ecology Day," a day centered on spreading awareness and appreciation for the importance of preserving ecosystems and wildlife habitats.
  39. September 28 is "National Pancake Lovers Day" in the United States, a day to enjoy one of America's favorite breakfast foods.