September 28th

2008
Falcon 1 is launched. Falcon 1, the first privately supported and funded spacecraft, was launched into space on its fourth attempt by SpaceX.
Falcon 1
2003
Althea Gibson, the first African-American tennis player to win at Wimbledon, died.
Althea Gibson
1995
Israel and PLO Sign the Oslo II Accords. The Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, also known as the Taba Agreement, divided Gaza and West Bank into 3 areas, and gave limited control over some of these areas to the Palestinians. The Accord, which was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, also called for Palestinian elections.
Oslo II Accord
1991
Jazz great Miles Davis died.
Miles Davis
1989
Former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii.
Ferdinand Marcos
1980
Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Makes its Debut. The widely popular 13-episode science television documentary series was broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service. It was presented by astronomer Carl Sagan and written by Ann Druyan, Sagan, and Steven Soter. It was, and remains, one of the most watched science-based TV documentaries.
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
1972
Japan and Communist China agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations.
China–Japan relations
1967
Walter Washington became the first mayor of the District of Columbia.
Walter Washington
1961
Dissolution of the United Arab Republic. A coup in Damascus led to the dissolution of the United Arab Republic, which was a short-lived union between Syria and Egypt.
United Arab Republic
1939
German-Soviet Frontier Treaty is signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov; redraws German and Soviet spheres of influence in central Europe and transfers most of Lithuania to the USSR.
1924
First Flight Around the World. On April 6, 1924, 4 teams of pilots from the United States Army Air Service set out from Seattle, Washington in an attempt to circumnavigate the world. The 4 Douglas World Cruiser planes were named Seattle, Chicago, Boston, and New Orleans. 175 days later, Chicago and New Orleans touched down in Seattle – Boston and Seattle did not complete the 27,500-mile journey around the world.
First aerial circumnavigation
1920
Eight Chicago White Sox players were indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the "Black Sox scandal.".
Black Sox Scandal
1887
Yellow River or Huáng Hé floods in China, killing an estimated 1.5 million people.
Yellow River
1781
The closing campaign of the American Revolution at Yorktown Heights, Va. began.
Siege of Yorktown
1542
Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo arrived at present-day San Diego.
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
1066
William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex.
Pevensey
935
Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia