AMERICAN REVOLUTION British spy sentenced to death, 1780
AUTOMOTIVE Inventor Rudolf Diesel vanishes, 1913
CIVIL WAR Union tries to break stalemate in Virginia,1864
COLD WAR Russians want the American dream, 1953
CRIME Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six, 1982
DISASTER Trains collide in Pakistan,1957
GENERAL INTEREST Lord Nelson born, 1758
Babi Yar massacre begins, 1941
The Tylenol murders,1982
HOLLYWOOD “Message filmmaker” Stanley Kramer is born,1913
LITERARY Miguel de Cervantes is born, 1547
MUSIC Gene Autry, “The Singing Cowboy,” is born, 1907
OLD WEST The great singing cowboy, Gene Autry, is born in Texas, 1907
PRESIDENTIAL JFK thanks Clare Booth Luce for good-luck coin,1942
SPORTS Willie Mays makes catch,1954
VIETNAM WAR Hanoi announces that downed pilots will be treated as war criminals,1965
WORLD WAR I Allied forces break through the Hindenburg Line , 1918
WORLD WAR II Nazis and communists divvy up Poland, 1939
This Day in Wisconsin History
1952 – Ada James Dies
1957 – Packers Dedicate New Stadium
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Iran news agency reprints ‘Onion’ story TEHRAN, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Iran’s Fars News Agency, citing The Onion, said 77 percent of rural white U.S. voters would rather have a beer with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than President Obama.
Norway drinker sleeps, wakes up in Sweden GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 28 (UPI) — A Norwegian man who had been drinking and fell asleep in the back seat of his car said he woke up to discover two car thieves had driven him to Sweden.
Nigerian charged with skull possession IBADAN, Nigeria, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Police in Nigeria said a 75-year-old herbalist was arrested on allegations of possessing human skulls.
Harry won’t file nude pictures complaint LONDON, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Representatives for British Prince Harry said the royal won’t pursue a complaint with the Press Complaints Commission over his nude pictures.
Police: Teacher tried to hire hit man PLANT CITY, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they have arrested a teacher accused of attempting to have a former colleague killed.
Student lobbies for ‘right to spike’ hair DELAND, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) — A Florida high school student is petitioning for the right to wear his hair in a 16-inch-tall spiked mohawk style banned by his principal.
Woman fights for rent-controlled apartment NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) — A New York woman is fighting with a landlord for the right to take over a $291-per-month rent-controlled apartment where she worked as a caretaker.
Mayor: Cameron faked Magna Carta ignorance LONDON, Sept. 28 (UPI) — The mayor of London said Prime Minister David Cameron was pretending when he said he did not know the meaning of the term “Magna Carta.”
Lady Gaga brings attention to YouTube poet NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Pop star Lady Gaga shared a New York poet’s YouTube video on her Twitter feed, rocketing it from about 800 views to more than 20,000.