UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021

On Sept. 28, 1989, former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos died in exile in Hawaii.

By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
Filipino priests hold placards during a protest against the burial of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the People Power Monument in Quezon City, northeast of Manila on November 18, 2016. On September 28, 1989, Marcos died in exile in Hawaii. File Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2021 with 94 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include Chinese philosopher Confucius in 551 B.C.; TV variety show host/columnist Ed Sullivan in 1901; cartoonist Al Capp in 1909; actor Marcello Mastroianni in 1924; actor/animal rights advocate Brigitte Bardot in 1934 (age 87); musician Ben E. King in 1938; actor Jeffrey Jones in 1946 (age 75); filmmaker John Sayles in 1950 (age 71); former congressman/football Hall of Fame member Steve Largent in 1954 (age 67); hockey Hall of Fame member Grant Fuhr in 1962 (age 59); actor Janeane Garofalo in 1964 (age 57); actor Maria Canals Barrera in 1966 (age 55); actor Mira Sorvino in 1967 (age 54); actor Naomi Watts in 1968 (age 53); dancer Dita Von Teese in 1972 (age 49); singer St. Vincent, born Annie Erin Clark, in 1982 (age 39); drummer Daniel Platzman in 1986 (age 35); actor Hilary Duff in 1987 (age 34); actor/model Hana Mae Lee in 1988 (age 33); actor Alex Landi in 1992 (age 29); actor Keir Gilchrist in 1992 (age 29); actor Frankie Jonas in 2000 (age 21).


On this date in history:

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In 490 B.C., the Greeks defeated the Persians at Marathon. A Greek soldier named Phidippides ran more than 26 miles to tell Athenians of the victory and died after his announcement. His feat provided the model for the modern marathon race.

In 1892, Mansfield University was the home team for the first night football game. The contest at Smythe Park in Mansfield, Pa., was called off at halftime because the electrical lighting was inadequate.

In 1920, in baseball's biggest scandal, a grand jury indicted eight Chicago White Sox players for throwing the 1919 World Series with the Cincinnati Reds.

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In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.

In 1938, Adolf Hitler called a four-power conference in Munich to discuss the Czechoslovak crisis, postponing the German army's march into Sudetenland.

In 1958, France adopted a new Constitution written by Michel Debre and championed by former President Charles de Gaulle.

In 1982, the first reports appeared of deaths in the Chicago area from Extra-strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. Seven people died and the unsolved case resulted in tamper-proof packaging for consumer products.

In 1987, a federal appeals court declared Boston public schools officially desegregated after a 13-year effort.


In 1989, former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos died in exile in Hawaii.

In 1992, a Pakistani jetliner carrying 167 people crashed into a hill southeast of Kathmandu, Nepal, killing all aboard.

In 1994, 852 people died after a ferry, the MS Estonia, traveling from Estonia to Sweden capsized and sank in stormy weather off the coast of Finland.

In 2008, U.S. congressional negotiators and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson agreed on a $700 billion banking industry bailout plan. It gave the Treasury Department unprecedented authority, including the ability to buy a range of troubled financial assets.

In 2009, Iran said it tested long-range missiles, one of which had a range of 1,250 miles. Observers quickly listed many places within striking distance of such a missile, including Israel, U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf and parts of Europe.

In 2014, tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, members of the Occupy Central movement, clashed with riot police resulting in 26 injuries and 78 arrests.

In 2018, a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck near the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 1,500 people.


In 2020, Johns Hopkins University said that 1 million people worldwide had died from COVID-19 about 9 months after the virus was first reported in China.

A thought for the day: "The worst prison would be a closed heart." -- Pope John Paul II

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