Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for September 28, 2020:

40th calendar week, 272nd day of the year

94 days until the end of the year

Zodiac sign: Libra

Name day: Dietmar, Simon, Thekla, Wenzel

HISTORICAL DATA

2000 - The visit of the right-wing Israeli opposition politician Ariel Sharon to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem causes serious unrest among the inhabitants of the Palestinian Territories.

In retrospect, they are seen as the beginning of the second intifada.

2000 - One year after the Bundestag and the federal government, the Bundesrat now officially has its new seat in Berlin.

2000 - In a referendum, the people of Denmark reject joining the euro with 53.2 percent of the vote.

1995 - Putschists led by French mercenary Bob Denard take power in the island nation of the Comoros.

France crushed the coup on October 4th.

1995 - Israeli Prime Minister Izchak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign the expanded autonomy agreement for the West Bank in Washington.

1973 - The first public event takes place in the Sydney Opera House, a performance of the opera War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev.

On October 20th the opera house will be officially opened by the British Queen Elizabeth II.

1968 - The Beatles song “Hey Jude” topped the US charts and became the biggest hit of the year.

1928 - The «Comedian Harmonists» appear in public for the first time in the Großes Schauspielhaus in Berlin.

1717 - King Friedrich Wilhelm I introduces compulsory schooling for children aged five to twelve in Prussia.

BIRTHDAYS

1967 - Mira Sorvino (53), American actress («Beloved Aphrodite»)

1960 - Jennifer Rush (60), American singer ("The Power of Love"), born on September 29th, 1960 according to other information

1950 - John Sayles (70), American screenwriter, film director and producer ("When the fog clears", "City of Hope")

1950 - Peter Timm (70), German director ("Rennschwein Rudi Rüssel")

1942 - Donna Leon (78), American crime writer ("Commissario Brunetti" crime series)

DAYS OF DEATH

1970 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, Egyptian politician, President 1954-1970, b.

1918

1970 - John Roderigo Dos Passos, American writer, “The high goal”, “Manhattan Transfer”, b.

1896

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