Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 28

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This is a list of selected September 28 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 28, 2018 featured article or the September 28, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason Flag Day in Thailand refimprove
Teachers' Day in Taiwan refimprove
Statehood Day in the Czech Republic unreferenced
48 BCPompey the Great was assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt following a decisive defeat by Julius Caesar at the Battle of Pharsalus. refimprove section
995 – The Slavník dynasty, the main rival of the Přemyslids for rule over Bohemia, came to an end when Boleslaus II and his confederates massacred most of its family members. unreferenced section
1542 – Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, the first European to travel along the coast of California, landed at what is now the city of San Diego. refimprove section
1928 – Scottish biologist and pharmacologist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin when he noticed a bacteria-killing mould growing in his laboratory. Fleming: refimprove section; Penicillin: refimprove section
1962 – A fire destroyed the Paddington tram depot and 65 trams in Brisbane, Australia. needs more footnotes
1994 – The ferry MS Estonia sank while commuting between Tallinn, Estonia, and Stockholm, Sweden, claiming 852 lives in one of the worst maritime accidents in the Baltic Sea. unreferenced section
1995 – Over 30 mercenaries led by Bob Denard landed on the Comoros in an attempted coup, his fourth one on the African island nation since 1975. refimprove section



  • Taliban takeover (1996) is on September 27 so Mohammad Najibullah should not be featured in the same year.

September 28

Edward Carson signing the Ulster Covenant
Edward Carson signing the Ulster Covenant

Prosper Mérimée (b. 1803) · Florence Violet McKenzie (b. 1890) · Patsy Mink (d. 2002)

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