It is the sydiot’s birthday, and in honor of this special occasion I am posting lots of happy birthday lolcats interspersed with cool stuff from history that happened on September 28th.
September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 94 days remaining until the end of the year.
48 BC – Pompey the Great is assassinated on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.
935 – Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.
1066 – William the Conqueror invades England beginning the Norman Conquest.
1781 – American forces backed by a French fleet begin the siege of Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War.
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 – The U.K. Parliament passes the Dangerous Drugs Act outlawing cannabis.
1939 – Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion during World War II.
1971 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 banning the medicinal use of cannabis. (what’s up with the UK banning weed on birthday?)
Image Courtesy of Patrick Baker
2008 – SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.