On this day
The Norman Conquest of England began.
In 1066, William the Conqueror, although then he was only the Duke of Normandy, landed at Pevensey Bay in Sussex. Thus began the Norman conquest of England. Eventually, as you might remember from history class, he’d become king of England and change the country’s direction forever!
The Battle of Tinchebrai took place.
In 1106, the Battle of Tinchebrai started to unfold as of September 28th. During the battle, English King Henry I defeated his brother Robert, Duke of Normandy, on the latter’s home turf.
Water was found on Mars!
In 2015, NASA scientists made the groundbreaking announcement that they had indeed discovered the presence of flowing water on Mars! This set excited tongues wagging about the potential for life – and while we’re yet to find any intelligent Martians at the time of writing, time will tell what lies out in the stars beyond our reach…
Special Days Falling on September 28thThere’s always something to celebrate somewhere in the world, and we’re here to prove it! Here are some of the most important events taking place today.
International Day for Universal Access to Information
We live in a world where access to information has never been easier to come by. For many of us, we simply need to check our phones for practically anything we’d like to know! And that access to universal information should be available to everyone – today’s the day to recognize those countries where censorship may prevent access to information en masse, and to show gratitude for the details we can read and enjoy.
International Poke Day
Poke, a traditional Hawaiian dish, is usually made up of marinated fresh fish, seaweed, candlenut, and more – however, the dish has been adapted in various ways in various parts of the world! Make your favorite poke bowl-style meal today and honor this great Hawaiian cuisine – there are likely to be plenty of different takes on this popular taste sensation online.
World Rabies Day
Rabies is a deadly disease that, many say, once you contract, is impossible to fully recover from. This fatal disease can kill more than just our domestic animals. That is why it is so important that our animals be vaccinated against rabies when they need to be. Check with your vet today about your animals’ rabies vaccinations, and let’s prevent this disease from spreading.