Once Upon A Time – Sept. 28 – 1785 – Napoléon Bonaparte, Aged 16, Graduates From Elite Paris’ École Militaire In (42nd In A Class Of 51)

935 Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia

1066 William the Conqueror, then Duke of Normandy, lands at Pevensey Bay in Sussex, beginning the Norman conquest of England

1781 9,000 American and 7,000 French troops begin the siege of Yorktown

1887 Yellow River or Huáng Hé floods in China, killing between 900,000 and 2 million people, one of the deadliest natural disasters in history

1939 German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR

Historical Events Today

Today in Film & TV

1945 “Mildred Pierce” starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand Theater, NYC; wins Academy Award for Best Actress

Today in Music

1968 Beatles’ “Hey Jude” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks

Today in Sport

1938 Homer in the Gloamin’ – famous walk-off home run hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs against the Pittsburgh Pirates


1889 The first General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) defines the length of a meter as the distance between two lines on a standard bar of an alloy of platinum with ten percent iridium, measured at the melting point of ice

1785 Napoléon Bonaparte, aged 16, graduates from the elite École Militaire in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)

Famous Weddings

1922 American stage and film actor, dancer, and singer James Cagney (23) weds American dancer Frances Vernon in NYC

1933 Actress Greer Garson (29) weds first husband Edward Snelson (29)

1933 Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown

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