Sep 28, A woman was placed under arrest for smoking a cigarette on New York’s Fifth Avenue
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.
Sep 28, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, went to Capitol Hill to begin selling the administration’s health care plan to Congress.
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.
28, In Iraq kidnappers released two female Italian aid workers and five other hostages. A $1 million ransom was alleged. In 2005 it was reported that Italy’s Red Cross treated four Iraqi insurgents and hid them from U.S. forces in exchange for the freedom of two Italian aid workers kidnapped in Baghdad.
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.
Sep 28, Irish Nobel laureate and peace activist Mairead Maguire (66), was detained after arriving in Israel because she had been deported in June for trying to reach Gaza by boat in defiance of an Israeli naval blockade. Airport officials told her she would not be allowed in to Israel for 10 years. Her appeal on Oct 1 was rejected. She was deported on Oct 5.
Sep 28, In Malaysia Kylie Tanti Marion (42), an Australian woman, fell to her death when her parachute failed to open after she jumped off the Alor Setar Tower to practice for the KL Tower International Jump on Oct. 7.
Sep 28, Massachusetts chemist Annie Dookhan, 34, accused of faking drug test results, was arrested. She faced more than 20 years in prison on charges of obstruction of justice and falsely pretending to hold a degree form a college or university. Her alleged mishandling of drug samples prompted the shutdown of the Hinton State Laboratory Institute in Boston last month.
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.