Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On This Day...September 28

551 B.C. Teacher and philosopher Confucius was born. He dedicated most of his life to teaching, starting at the age of 22 when he opened his first school.

48 B.C. Pompey the Great was murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt.

1066 William the Conqueror invaded England.

1850 The U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment.

1939 Germany and the Soviet Union agreed on a plan to partition Poland.

1989 Ferdinand E. Marcos died in Hawaii, in exile, at the age of 72.

1995 Yasser Arafat of the PLO and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed an accord that transferred control of the West Bank.

2009 Iran tested its longest-range missiles and warned they could reach any place that threatens the country, including Israel, parts of Europe and U.S. military bases in the Mideast.

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