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28th September


1542 Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo arrived at present-day San Diego.

1573 * Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi), famous Italian painter and sculptor.

1745 The British anthem 'God Save the King' was sung for the first time at the Drury Lane Theatre.

1923 * Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor who starred in the film La Dolce Vita (1960).

1923 The radio listings magazine Radio Times was first published in Britain today.

1924 Two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle after completing the first round-the-world-flight in 175 days.

1934 * Brigitte Bardot, French actress who starred in the film And God Created Woman (1956).

1946 * Peter Egan, English stage and television actor.

1964 The Warren Commission concluded there was no conspiracy surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy.

1970 Egyptian leader Abdel Nasser died of a heart attack.

1972 Japan and Communist China agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations.

1978 Pope John Paul I died after being Pope for only 33 days.

1984 A high court judge ruled the miners' strike was unlawful because a union ballot was never held.

1985 Riots broke out on the streets of south London after a woman was shot and seriously injured in Brixton.

1989 Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii.

1994 The ferry Estonia sank in the Baltic Sea off Turko, Finland with 912 lives lost.

2000 Electors in Denmark voted against joining Europe's single currency.

2002 Edwina Currie revealed that she had love affair with John Major.


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