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This Day in History for September 28 – Penicillin Discovered and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

48 BC – Upon landing in Egypt, Roman general and politician Pompey the Great is murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt (More info)

1920 – Eight Chicago White Sox players are indicted for fixing the 1919 World Series in the so-called Black Sox Scandal (More info)

1928 – Sir Alexander Fleming notices a bacteria-killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what would later be known as penicillin (More info)

1941 – Ted Williams becomes last player to hit .400 (More info)

1951 – CBS makes the first color televisions available for sale to the general public (More info)

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