September 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1542 - Navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California, United States.
- 1787 - The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval.
- 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.
- 1928 - Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what later became known as penicillin.
- 1951 - CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public, but the product is discontinued less than a month later.
- Famous Birthdays: Confucius (Chinese philosopher),Nicolas Flamel (French scrivener, manuscript-seller, and alchemist), Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs (American politician), Brigitte Bardot (French actress), Ed Sullivan (American television show host)
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