September 28th: A Date in History


1928: Discovery of Penicillin
On September 28, 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming made a groundbreaking discovery that would revolutionize medicine: penicillin.

1939: German Occupation of Warsaw
During World War II, German troops completed the occupation of Warsaw, the Polish capital.

1941: Babi Yar Massacre Begins
In Ukraine, the Babi Yar massacre commenced, where tens of thousands of Jews were killed by the Nazis.

1958: France Adopts a New Constitution
On September 28, 1958, France voted in favor of a new constitution, marking the birth of the Fifth French Republic.

1961: Pig Farming Leads to Bay of Pigs Crisis
U.S. aerial reconnaissance reveals the Soviet Union is constructing medium-range missile bases in Cuba.

1978: Death of Pope John Paul I
After only 33 days in papacy, Pope John Paul I was found dead in his bed.

1994: The Estonia Ferry Sinks
The Estonia ferry sank in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.

1995: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreement
Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat signed a peace deal that expanded Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank.

2000: Proclamation of the Second Intifada
The Second Intifada, a Palestinian uprising against Israel, began and lasted for five years.

2008: Falcon 1 Becomes the First Privately Funded Rocket to Enter Earth’s Orbit
SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 1 rocket, marking a major milestone in the private space race.

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