TODAY IN HIS­TORY

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Today's High­light in His­tory: On September 28, 1892, the first night­time foot­ball game took place in Mans­field, Penn­syl­va­nia, as teams from Mans­field State Nor­mal and Wy­oming Sem­i­nary played un­der elec­tric lights to a score­less tie. (The game was called after the first half due to haz­ardous con­di­tions caused by in­ad­e­quate il­lu­mi­na­tion; it also didn’t help that a light­ing pole was lo­cated in the mid­dle of the field.)

Other High­lights Today: In 1066, Wil­liam the Con­queror in­vaded Eng­land to claim the English throne.

In 1542, Por­tuguese nav­i­ga­tor Juan Ro­driguez Cabrillo ar­rived at present-day San Diego.

In 1787, the Con­gress of the Con­fed­er­a­tion voted to send the just-com­pleted Con­sti­tu­tion of the United States to state leg­is­la­tures for their ap­proval.

In 1850, flog­ging was abol­ished as a form of pun­ish­ment in the U.S. Navy.

In 1914, the First Bat­tle of the Aisne dur­ing World War I ended in­con­clu­sively.

In 1928, Scot­tish med­i­cal re­searcher Alexan­der Flem­ing dis­cov­ered peni­cillin, the first ef­fec­tive an­tibi­otic.

In 1939, dur­ing World War II, Nazi Ger­many and the Soviet Union signed a treaty call­ing for the par­ti­tion­ing of Poland, which the two coun­tries had in­vaded.

In 1958, vot­ers in the African coun­try of Guinea over­whelm­ingly fa­vored in­de­pen­dence from France.

In 1967, Wal­ter E. Wash­ing­ton was sworn in as the first mayor-com­mis­sioner of the District of Columbia fol­low­ing his ap­point­ment by Pres­i­dent Lyn­don B. John­son.

In 1976, Muham­mad Ali kept his world heavyweight box­ing cham­pi­onship with a close 15-round de­ci­sion over Ken Nor­ton at New York’s Yan­kee Sta­dium.

In 1989, de­posed Philip­pine Pres­i­dent Ferdinand E. Mar­cos died in ex­ile in Hawaii at age 72.

In 1995, Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chair­man Yasser Arafat signed an ac­cord at the White House end­ing Is­rael’s mil­i­tary oc­cu­pa­tion of West Bank cities and lay­ing the foun­da­tion for a Pales­tinian state.

Today's Birthdays: Ac­tress Brigitte Bar­dot is 83. Ac­tor Joel Hig­gins is 74. Singer He­len Shapiro is 71. Movie writer-di­rec­tor-ac­tor John Sayles is 67. Rock mu­si­cian Ge­orge Lynch is 63. Zy­deco singer­mu­si­cian C.J. Che­nier (sheh-NEER’) is 60. Ac­tor Steve Hyt­ner is 58. Ac­tress-co­me­dian Janeane Garo­falo (juh-NEEN’ guh-RAH’-fuh-loh) is 53. Coun­try singer Matt King is 51. Ac­tress Mira Sorvino is 50. TV personality/singer Moon Zappa is 50. Ac­tress-model Carre Otis is 49. Ac­tress Naomi Watts is 49. Coun­try singer Karen Fairchild (Lit­tle Big Town) is 48. Coun­try mu­si­cian Chuck Craw­ford is 44.

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