September 28th - 272nd Day of the Year
The last great Christian crusade, led jointly by John the Fearless of Nevers and King Sigismund of Hungary, ends in disaster at the hands of Sultan Bayezid I's Ottoman army at Nicopolis.
In Sweden, King Sigismund is defeated at Stangebro by his uncle Charles.
British troops capture Ethan Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga, when he and a handful of Americans try to invade Canada.
Congress proposes 12 new amendments to the Constitution, which would become known as the Bill of Rights.
The 12th Amendment is ratified, changing the procedure of choosing the president and vice-president.
American General Zachary Taylor's forces capture Monterey, Mexico.
President Grover Cleveland issues a presidential proclamation pardoning followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as Mormons) who had previously engaged in polygamous marriages or habitation arrangements considered unlawful by the U.S. government.
The first National Aeronautic Show opens at Madison Square Garden.
An allied offensive is launched in France against the German Army.
Brazil declares war on Austria.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler meets with Italian Premier Benito Mussolini in Munich.
President Franklin Roosevelt urges negotiations between Hitler and Czech President Edvard Benes over the Sudetenland.
The War Labor Board orders equal pay for women in the United States.
The Red Army retakes Smolensk from the Germans who are retreating to the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.
Under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine Black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
- President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev begin Camp David talks.
- Mob assassins shoot Anthony Carfano, known as Little Augie Pisano, to death in New York City on Meyer Lansky’s orders.
The Kansas City Athletics start ageless wonder Satchel Paige in a game against the Boston Red Sox. The 59-year-old Paige, a Negro League legend, proved his greatness once again by giving up only one hit in his three innings of play.
Scientists warn that continued use of aerosol sprays will cause ozone depletion, which will lead to an increased risk of skin cancer and global weather changes.
A Pacific Southwest Airlines jet collides in mid-air with a small Cessna over San Diego, killing 153 people.
Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice, is sworn in.
Maze Prison escape, County Antrim, Northern Ireland; 38 IRA prisoners escape in the largest prison breakout in British history; known among Irish republicans as the Great Escape.
NASA launches Mars Observer probe; it fails 11 months later.
Ireland's last Magdalene laundry closes; begun as asylums to rehabilitate "fallen women," they increasingly took on prison-like qualities.
Two months after announcing its intention to disarm, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) gives up its weapons in front of independent weapons inspectors.
China launches Shenzhou 7 spacecraft; crew performs China's first extra-vehicular activity (EVA).
US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy jointly accuse Iran of building a secrecy nuclear enrichment facility.
The Shelby County Historical Society would like to thank the following area businesses for their support:
KNOD, Harlan Newspaper, Hy-Vee, Milk & Honey, Farm Table Delivery, Nelson Farm Supply, Shelby County Physical Therapy, Shelby County State Bank, State Farm-EJ Leinen, Town & Country Credit Union, Ouren Real Estate, and ThinkSpace IT.
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