Today in History: September 28, penicillin is discovered

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Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2022. There are 94 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 28, 1928, Scottish medical researcher Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, the first effective antibiotic. On this date: In 1781, American forces in the Revolutionary War, backed by a French fleet, began their successful siege of Yorktown, Virginia. In 1841, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow completed his poem “Excelsior.” In 1850, flogging was abolished as a form of punishment in the U.S. Navy. In 1920, eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. (All were acquitted at trial, but all eight were banned from the game for life.) In 1924, three U.S. Army planes landed in Seattle, having completed the first round-the-world trip by air in 175 days. In 1939, during World War II, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a treaty calling for the...
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