THURS­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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High­light in His­tory:

On this date:

In 1066, Wil­liam the Con­queror in­vaded Eng­land to claim the English throne.

In 1542, Por­tuguese nav­i­ga­torJuanRo­driguezCabrillo ar­rived at present-day San Diego.

In 1787, theCongress 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 1995, Is­raeli Prime Min­is­ter Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chair­man Yasser Arafat signed an ac­cord end­ing Is­rael’s mil­i­tary oc­cu­pa­tion of West Bank citiesand­lay­ingth­e­foun­da­tion for a Pales­tinian state.

Ten years ago: The In­ter­na­tion­alMone­tary Fund chose France’s Do­minique StraussKahn as its newleader.

Five years ago: Pres­i­dent Barack Obama blocked a Chi­nese com­pany fro­mown­ing four wind farm projects in north­ern Ore­gon near a Navy base­where theU.S. mil­i­tary flew un­manned drones and elec­tronic-war­fare planes on train­ing mis­sions.

One year ago: Democrats joined with Repub­li­cans to hand Barack Obama the first veto over­ride of his pres­i­dency, vot­ing over­whelm­ingly to al­low fam­i­lies of 9/11 vic­tims to sue Saudi Ara­bia in U.S. courts for its al­leged back­ing of the at­tack­ers.

To­day’s Birth­days: Ac­tor Joel Hig­gins is 74. Ac­tress­co­me­dian Janeane Garo­falo is 53. Ac­tress Naomi Watts is 49. Rap­per Young Jeezy is 40. Pop-rock singer St. Vin­cent is 35. Ac­tress Hi­lary Duff is 30.

Thought for To­day: “A great truth is a truth whose op­po­site is also a truth.” — Thomas Mann, Ger­man writer (1875-1955).

On Sept. 28, 1892, the first night­time foot­ball game took place in Mans­field, Pa., 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.)

To­day is Thurs­day, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2017. There are 94 days left in the year.

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