ON THIS DAY: September 28, 2016

September 28th is


Ask a Stupid Question Day

National Drink a Beer Day

National Good Neighbor Day *

International Right to Know Day *

World Rabies Awareness Day *


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Czech Republic – Czech Statehood Dayinternational Flags

Guinea – Referendum Day

India – Punjab: Bhagat Singh Ji Birthday

Taiwan – Confucius Birthday
and Teacher’s Day


On This Day in HISTORY

1542 – Portuguese Navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo arrives at future San Diego CA

1687 – The Venetian siege of Athens ends when the occupying Turks surrender

1779 – Samuel Huntington is elected President of the American Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay

1781 – American forces begin the siege against British forces at Yorktown VA. Many of the troops under British General Cornwallis were suffering from Malaria.


1787 – U.S. Congress votes to send the new Constitution to the states for ratification

1789 – George Washington recommends November 26, 1789, to Congress for a ‘Day of Publick Thanksgiving’

1791 – France becomes the first country to give its Jewish population full citizenship

1850 – U.S. Navy abolishes flogging as a form of punishment

1871 – Brazilian Parliament passes the Law of the Free Womb, granting freedom to all children born to slaves, the first step to eradicating slavery in Brazil

1889 – The first General Conference on Weights and Measures establishes a standard length for a meter

1924 – A team of U.S Army Air Service aviators using multiple planes complete the first aerial circumnavigation of the world after 175 days


1951 – The first color televisions are offered for sale in the U.S, but are discontinued less than a month later

1958 – France ratifies a new Constitution, and the Fifth Republic is formed

1961 – Dr. Kildare and Hazel debut on NBC-TV

1963 – The Beatles “She Loves You” debuts on U.S radio, played by Murray the K

1971 – British Parliament passes Misuse of Drugs Act, bans medicinal use of cannabis

1991 – Garth Brooks album, Ropin’ the Wind, debuts at #1 on pop chart

1995 – Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chair Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip

1997 – The DVD format makes its debut at the Audio Engineering Society convention

2000 – U.S. FDA approves RU-486 for use as a ‘medical abortion’ drug

2002 – Freedom of information organizations from around the world meet in Sofia, Bulgaria to create the Freedom of Information  Advocates Network (FOI), and declare September 28 will be International Right to Know Day *

2003 – Good Neighbor Day was settled on September 28, after being set on the 4th Sunday in September from early 1970s when it was started by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana.  In 1978, President Jimmy Carter issued Proclamation 4061 officially proclaiming National Good Neighbor Day *


2007 – The U.S. Center for Disease Control and the Alliance for Rabies Control co-sponsor the first World Rabies Awareness Day *

2014 – Occupy Central begins a peaceful demonstration at Hong Kong’s government headquarters, which is quickly spread to other areas by student  protesters in actions dubbed ‘the Umbrella Movement’ – thousands of protesters are tear-gassed by police, but many refuse to leave



  • Albert Einstein curiosity quote poster
  • International flags
  • Storming a Redoubt at Yorktown, painting by Eugene-Louis Lami
  • U.S Army Air Service pilots before circumnavigation
  • National Good Neighbors Day artwork


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Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for over 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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2 Responses to ON THIS DAY: September 28, 2016

  1. About those four planes that were the first to fly around the world. I have a swatch of fabric from one of them, authenticated by the Smithsonian. One of my more treasured possessions.

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