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Births on this Day
  • 1705-09-28 - Henry Fox: England, United Kingdom -- 1st Baron Holland, corrupt politician (Chiswick)
  • 1705-09-28 - Johann Peter Kellner: Composer
  • 1735-09-28 - August Henry Fitzroy: 3rd Duke of Grafton / English Premier
  • 1746-09-28 - William Jones: London, England -- British Orientalist / jurist
  • 1748-09-28 - Johann Michael Demmler: Composer
  • 1761-09-28 - Budan de Boislaurent: Mathematician
  • 1780-09-28 - Elie Decazes: France -- Bourbon Restoration political figure
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1694-09-28 - Mouton: Mathematician
  • 1702-09-28 - Robert Spencer 2nd Earl of Sunderland: English Prime Minister (1687-88), dies at 61
  • 1757-09-28 - Andrea Zani: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1759-09-28 - Cornelis Pronk: Portrait Painter / cartoonist, dies at 67
  • 1789-09-28 - Thomas Day: Author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire
  • 1815-09-28 - Nicolas Desmarest: French geographer (Volcanos), dies at 90
  • 1819-09-28 - Karl Haack: Composer, dies at 68
 

Events on this Day
  • 1760-09-28 - Russian and Austrian army occupies Berlin
  • 1785-09-28 - Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)
  • 1652-09-28 - English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
  • 1678-09-28 - "Pilgrim's Progress" published
  • 1687-09-28 - Venetians take Athens from the Turks
  • 1701-09-28 - Divorce legalized in Maryland
  • 1704-09-28 - Maryland allows divorce if wife mispleases clergyman / preacher
 

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