Daily Almanac: September 28, 2023


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Today is…:

• National Drink Beer Day
• Read a Child a Book You Like Day
• National Good Neighbor Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1995 Israel and PLO Sign the Oslo II Accords. The Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, also known as the Taba Agreement, divided Gaza and West Bank into 3 areas, and gave limited control over some of these areas to the Palestinians. The Accord, which was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, also called for Palestinian elections.
• 1980 Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Makes its Debut. The widely popular 13-episode science television documentary series was broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service. It was presented by astronomer Carl Sagan and written by Ann Druyan, Sagan, and Steven Soter. It was, and remains, one of the most watched science-based TV documentaries.
• 1937 1924 First Flight Around the World. On April 6, 1924, 4 teams of pilots from the United States Army Air Service set out from Seattle, Washington in an attempt to circumnavigate the world. The 4 Douglas World Cruiser planes were named Seattle, Chicago, Boston, and New Orleans. 175 days later, Chicago and New Orleans touched down in Seattle – Boston and Seattle did not complete the 27,500-mile journey around the world.

Births On This Day:

• 1968 Naomi Watts

English/Australian actress
• 1909 Al Capp

American cartoonist

Deaths On This Day:

• 1991 Miles Davis

American trumpet player, composer, bandleader
• 1891 Herman Melville

American writer