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September 28
In 551 B.C., Confucius (Kung-futzu) was born in Shantung Province.
In 1542, Portuguese navigator Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived at what is now San Diego, and "discovered" California.
In 1924, two U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle, Wash., having completed the first round-the-world flight in 175 days.
In 1989, deposed Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos died in exile in Hawaii at age 72.
In 1994, Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, the No. 2 man in Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, was assassinated.
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