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This Day in History for September 28

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1787 – Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval.

1887 – Yellow River of Huang He floods in China, killing between 900,000 and 2 million people, one of the deadliest natural disasters in history.

1904 – Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC.

1921 – 4th PGA Championship: Walter Hagan at Inwood CC Far Rockaway, NY.

1928 – 1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack’s Gully Jumpers)

1930 – Lou Gehrig’s errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games.

1940 – Michigan’s Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns.

1941 – Ted Williams ended the baseball season with .406 batting average.

1949 – “My Friend Irma” is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis.

1955 – 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers

1957 – “Honeycomb,” by Jimmie F. Rodgers hits #1.

1962 – “I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster” debuts on ABC-TV.

1972 – David Bowie sells out his 1st show in NY Carnegie Hall.

1976 – US Congress passes Toxic Substances Act Control Act.

1981 – “Physical” single released by Olivia Newton-John (Billboard Song of the Year 1982)

1990 – Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.

1997 – Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting.

2008 – SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

2018 – Up to 50 million Facebook accounts hacked due to a code weakness.

2019 – Elon Musk unveils SpaceX spacecraft Starship, designed to travel to Mars and the solar system and land back on earth.