The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)

TODAY IN HISTORY

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TUESDAY SEP 28, 2021

1920

Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly throwing the 1919World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.

1066

William the Conqueror invaded England to claim the English throne.

1781

American forces in the Revolution­ary War, backed by a French fleet, began their successful siege of Yorktown, Va.

1787

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

1850

Flogging was abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy.

1924

Three U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle, having completed the first roundthe-world trip by air in 175 days.

1928

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

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.

1962

A federal appeals court found Mississipp­i Gov. Ross Barnett in civil contempt for blocking the admission of James Meredith, a Black student, to the University of Mississipp­i.

1991

Jazz great Miles Davis died in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 65.

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.

2000

Capping a 12-year battle, the government approved use of the abortion pill RU-486.

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