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1904  

Sep 28, A woman was placed under arrest for smoking a cigarette on New York’s Fifth Avenue.

1915 

Sep 28, Ethel Rosenberg, who, with her husband Julius, became one of the first American civilians executed for espionage, was born.

1934   

Sep 28, Brigitte Bardot, French film actress, sex kitten (And God Created Women), was born in Paris.

1974  

Sep 28, First lady Betty Ford underwent a mastectomy at Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland, following discovery of a cancerous lump in her breast.

2000    

Sep 28, In Sydney, Australia, Venus Williams earned her second Olympic gold medal, teaming with sister Serena in the final of women’s doubles to beat Miriam Oremans and Kristie Boogert of the Netherlands, 6-1, 6-1.

2005  

Sep 28, A woman strapped with explosives and disguised as a man blew herself up outside an Iraqi army recruiting center in the northern town of Tal Afar, killing 7 other people and wounding at least 35 in the first known attack by a female suicide bomber in the country’s bloody insurgency.

2011  

Sep 28, In Everett, Washington, Leslie Pedersen (69), the stepmother of David Joseph Pedersen was found stabbed to death. On Oct 5 DJ Pedersen (31) and girlfriend Holly Grigsby (24) were arrested in California. Grigsby later admitted to killing Leslie. They were also charged with killing Christian Cody Myers, a 19-year-old Oregon jazz fan on his way to a music festival. The pair also killed DJ’s father, David Jones Pedersen, as well as Alan Clark (54), found dead on Oct 7 in northern California. In 2012 federal racketeering charges were filed in Oregon against David Pedersen and Holly Grigsby alleging that their rampage was part of a white supremacist campaign.

2013    

Sep 28, Miss Philippines, Megan Young 23), was crowned Miss World 2013 in a glittering finale on the Indonesian resort island of Bali amid tight security following weeks of hardline Muslim protests.

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