28 September It Happened Today

1573   Death of Italian painter Caravaggio.

1841   Birth of French prime minister Georges Clemenceau.

1891   Death of American author of Moby Dick, Herman Melville.

1895  Death of French chemist Louis Pasteur.

1934   Birth of French actress Brigitte Bardot.

1964  Death of Harpo Marx.

1978  Pope John Paul I is found dead after only 33 days in office.

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