Events on Sep 28

  • 0235Bishop of Rome Pontianus steps down
  • 0351Battle at Mursa: Emperor Constantine II beats Emperor Maxentius
  • 0351Constantine II beats Emperor Maxentius
  • 1066William the Conqueror troops sail to England
  • 1106Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert
  • 1362Guillaum de Grimoard elected as Pope Urban V
  • 1528Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die
  • 1538Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish
  • 1542Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
  • 1621Battle at Chocim Dniester: King Sigismund II beats Turks
  • 1652English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
  • 1687Venetians take Athens from the Turks
  • 1701Divorce legalized in Maryland
  • 1704Maryland allows divorce if wife mispleases clergyman / preacher
  • 1745Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes King of Scotland
  • 1760Russian and Austrian army occupies Berlin
  • 1767Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope
  • 17819,000 American forces and 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown
  • 1785Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)
  • 1787Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
  • 1815Joachim Murats fleet sails from Corsica to Naples
  • 1850US Navy abolishes flogging as punishment
  • 1867Toronto becomes capital of Ontario
  • 1868Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella 2 of Spain to flee to France
  • 1868Opelousas Massacre at St. Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
  • 1879Sydney Australia inaugurates steam motor tram route
  • 1887Gele River (Huang Ho) in China floods, kills about 1.5 million
  • 1889Carlos I crowned King of Portugal (1889-1908)
  • 1894Simon Marks and Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester
  • 1899Transvaal mobilizes

Born on Sep 28

  • 1493Agnolo Firenzuola [Giovannini]: Italian Monk (Golden Donkey)
  • 1565Alessandro Tassoni: Modena, Italy -- Political writer (Rape of Bucket)
  • 1573Caravaggio: Italy -- Painter
  • 1573Michelangelo Buanarroti: Caprese, Italy -- Painter / sculpter
  • 1596Vredius [Olivier de Wree]: Flemish historian / poet / Mayor
  • 1605Boulliau: Mathematician
  • 1612Michel Anguier: French sculptor
  • 1679Mihael Omerza: Composer
  • 1681Johann Mattheson: Hamburg, Germany -- Composer
  • 1698Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis: France -- Mathematician / astronomer
  • 1705Henry Fox: England, United Kingdom -- 1st Baron Holland, corrupt politician (Chiswick)
  • 1705Johann Peter Kellner: Composer
  • 1735August Henry Fitzroy: 3rd Duke of Grafton / English Premier
  • 1746William Jones: London, England -- British Orientalist / jurist
  • 1748Johann Michael Demmler: Composer
  • 1761Budan de Boislaurent: Mathematician
  • 1780Elie Decazes: France -- Bourbon Restoration political figure
  • 1785David Walker: Wilmington, North Carolina -- Abolitionist (Appeal to Colored Citizens)
  • 1793Denis-Auguste Affre Franc: Archbishop / opponent of King Louis-Philippe
  • 1807Arnold Henry Guyot: Switzerland -- US geologist / geographer / meteorologist
  • 1811Friedrich Hecker: Baden -- German revolutionary Republican politician
  • 1813Anton Wallerstein: Composer
  • 1819Jacob G de Hoop Scheffer: Dutch vicar / theologist
  • 1820Freidrich Engels: German social philosopher
  • 1824Alfred Gilpin Jones: Weymouth, Nova Scotia -- Lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
  • 1824Francis Turner Palgrave: England, United Kingdom -- Poet (Golden Treasury) / Professor (Oxford)
  • 1828Friedrich A Lange: Prussia -- Philosopher / socialist (Neo-Kantianism)
  • 1833James Deering Fessenden: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1840Alexander Swift "Sandie" Pendleton: Lieutenant Colonel (Confederate Army)
  • 1840Rudolf Baumbach: Thuringia, Germany -- Writer of student drinking songs

Died on Sep 28

  • 0929Wenceslaus I: Duke of Bohemia, murdered
  • 1104Pedro I: King of Navarra and Aragon
  • 1197Henry VI von Hohenstaufen: Roman Catholic German King (1169-97)
  • 1296Adolf VII: Earl of Mountain (1259-96)
  • 1509Siwara / Sjoerd Aylva: Fries army leader (siege of Franeker)
  • 1618Gilles van Ledenberg: Secretary of Utrecht States (1588-1618), suicide at 68
  • 1649Ottavio Vernizzi: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1652John Asselijn: Landscape Painter / etcher, dies at about 42
  • 1657Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana: Daugher of Willem of Orange, dies at 75
  • 1667Jacobus Golius: Mathematician / founder (Leidse observ), dies at 71
  • 1694Mouton: Mathematician
  • 1702Robert Spencer 2nd Earl of Sunderland: English Prime Minister (1687-88), dies at 61
  • 1757Andrea Zani: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1759Cornelis Pronk: Portrait Painter / cartoonist, dies at 67
  • 1789Thomas Day: Author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire
  • 1815Nicolas Desmarest: French geographer (Volcanos), dies at 90
  • 1819Karl Haack: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1833Lemuel Haynes: Revolutionary War veteran, dies at 88
  • 1852Johann Friedrich Schwencke: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1859Rinse Posthumus: Fries writer
  • 1868Thomas Carmichael Hindman: Attorney / Confederate General Major, shot at 40
  • 1869Libri: Mathematician
  • 1873Emile Gaboriau: Detective writer (Monsieur Lecoq), dies at 37
  • 1879Nathan C Meeker: United States -- Poet / writer, murdered
  • 1891Herman Melville: Writer (Billy Budd, Moby Dick), dies at 72
  • 1899Giovanni Segantini: Italian Painter (Become his fare)
  • 1903Jesus Monasterio: Composer, dies at 67
  • 1907Frederich I W L: Grand Duke of Baden (1856-1907), dies at 81
  • 1911Louis Pincoffs: Businessman / Dutch politician 1st-Chamber
  • 1914Stevan Mokranjac: Composer, dies at 58

Historical events on September 29

  • 0219Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome
  • 0235St. Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0440Pope Leo I the Great, installed
  • 0855Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1066William the Conqueror invade England
  • 1187Saladins army marches into Jerusalem
  • 1227Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German Emperor Frederik II
  • 1349People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
  • 1364Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French at Brittany
  • 1521Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
  • 1564Robert Dudley becomes Earl of Leicester
  • 1567War of Religion - Huguenots try to kidnap King Charles IX
  • 1608Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
  • 16502nd Fronde-uprising ends
  • 1650Henry Robinson opens 1st Marriage Bureau (England)
  • 1678France and Brandenburg signs peace treaty
  • 1785Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland
  • 17891st Congress adjourns
  • 1789US War Department established a regular army
  • 1793Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
  • 1815King Willem I forms Order of Dutch Lion
  • 18491st passenger train service to Peekskill New York (New Haven Railroad)
  • 1853Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348
  • 1859Great auroral display in US
  • 1863Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris)
  • 1864Battle of Waynesboro and New Market Heights, Virginia
  • 1872"3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village
  • 1872Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta and Big Tree
  • 1875US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion
  • 1879NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players

Born on September 29

  • 1402Ferdinand [the Saint]: Portuguese slave of Fez / Saint
  • 1511Michael Servetus: Spain -- Physician (Christianism Rostituta)
  • 1518Tintoretto: Italian painter
  • 1561Roomen: Mathematician
  • 1583Johan VIII [the Younger]: Count of Nassau-Siegen / Field Marshal
  • 1620John L Baron of Elderen: 63rd Prince-Bishop of Luik (1688-94)
  • 1640Antoine Coyzevox: French sculptor, baptized
  • 1654Vincenz Lubeck: Composer
  • 1674Jacques Hotteterre: Composer
  • 1714Peter A van de Parra: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1761-75)
  • 1718Nikita I Panin: Russian Earl / diplomat (plot against Peter III)
  • 1727Henry Harington: Composer
  • 1746Ernst Ludwig Gerber: Composer
  • 1753Johann Gottfried Schict: Composer
  • 1758Horatio Nelson: Burnham Thorpe, England -- Naval hero (Trafalgar)
  • 1794William Michael Rooke: Composer
  • 1810Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell: London, England -- Novelist
  • 1812Gopel: Mathematician
  • 1815Andreas Aschenbach: German painter / engraver
  • 1829Bradley Tyler Johnson: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
  • 1829Giles Alexander Smith: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
  • 1830John Parker Hawkins: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1914
  • 1831John McAlister Schofield: Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1838Henry Hobson Richardson: St. James, Louisiana -- Romanesque revival architect
  • 1848Caroline Ardelia Yale: United States -- Educated deaf
  • 1849Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal: Composer
  • 1854Martin Pluddemann: Composer
  • 1855Michele Esposito: Composer
  • 1857Conrad T van Deventer: Lawyer / 2nd-Member of parliament
  • 1858Leopoldo Mugnone: Composer

Died on September 29

  • 0855Lotharius I: Romanian-French Emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun)
  • 1560Gustaaf I: King of Sweden (1523-60)
  • 1575Charles de Boisot: Water beggar, dies in battle at about 45
  • 1598Floris I van Pallandt: Earl of Culemborg, dies at about 61
  • 1619John Lippershey: Inventor of telescope, buried
  • 1800Michael Dennis: Jesuit / author, dies at 71
  • 1800William Billings: US Composer (Rose of Sharon), dies at 53
  • 1833Ferdinand VII MF: King of Spain
  • 1862William "Bull" Nelson: Union General Major, murdered at 38
  • 1864Hiram Burnham: US Union Colonel (Chancellorsville), dies in battle
  • 1902Iosif Ivanovici: Composer
  • 1904Niels Ryberg Finnen: Danish Physician (Nobel 1903)
  • 1908Joaquim M Machado de Assis: Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69
  • 1913Rudolph C K Diesel: German constructer (Diesel Motor), dies at 55
  • 1914Jean Bouin: French marathoner (1912 Olympics - Silver Medalist), dies in battle
  • 1915Luther Orlando Emerson: Composer, dies at 95
  • 1915Rudi Stephan: Composer, dies at 28
  • 1925E Runar Schildt: Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • 1927Willem Einthoven: Dutch physiologist (Nobel-1924), dies at 67
  • 1928Arnold Kent
  • 1928Lido Manetti
  • 1928Steinitz: Mathematician
  • 1929Giitji Tanaka: Japanese Baron / General / Premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • 1933Margaret Talmadge
  • 1937Ray Ewry: Jumper (1900, 04, 06, 08 Olympics - 10 Gold Medals), dies at 63
  • 1939Dickstein: Mathematician
  • 1941Friedrich Angel: German Mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
  • 1950Balthazar H Verhagen: Neth / South African dramatist / writer
  • 1951Bradley Barker
  • 1958Aare Merikanto: Composer, dies at 65