Historical Events on 25th September

  • 303 On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
  • 953 Ratherius becomes bishop of Luik
  • 955 Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees
  • 1066 The Battle of Stamford Bridge; an English army under King Harold Godwinson beat the invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed. Three weeks later Harold died fighting the Normans at Hastings.
  • 1212 Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
  • 1340 England & France sign disarmament treaty
  • 1396 Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
  • 1492 Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early

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1493 Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1513 Vasco Nunez de Balboa is first European to see Pacific Ocean
  • 1555 Freedom of Religion in Augsburg

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1560 Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • 1597 Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV
  • 1639 First printing press in America
  • 1639 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
  • 1654 England & Denmark sign trade agreement
  • 1663 Austrian Fort Neuhausl surrenders to invading Turkish army
  • 1690 Publick Occurrences, first newspaper in the American colonies (Boston), publishes first & last edition

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1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen
American Revolutionary War Patriot
Ethan Allen
  • 1777 British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia

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1780 Benedict Arnold joins the British

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • 1781 -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
  • 1789 US Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
  • 1804 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
  • 1820 French Physicist Francois Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself

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1829 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar
Military and Political Leader
Simon Bolívar
  • 1836 HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael
  • 1844 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
  • 1846 US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
  • 1857 Relief of Lucknow by Havelock & Outram begins
  • 1861 Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
  • 1862 Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
  • 1866 (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
  • 1867 Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC
  • 1868 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
  • 1878 British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper in one of the earliest public health announcements on the dangers of smoking
  • 1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
  • 1886 Comedy opera "Dorothy" 1st produced in London
  • 1888 Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
  • 1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Hound of Baskervilles" (BG)
  • 1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG)
  • 1897 1st British bus service opens
  • 1904 Charles Follis is 1st black to play proessional American football
  • 1906 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box" premieres in London
  • 1906 In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the Remote control.
  • 1907 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premieres
  • 1908 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
  • 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY
  • 1911 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • 1911 Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
  • 1912 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
  • 1915 Battle of Loos commenced, lasted until 14th October. Chlorine gas deployed by the British was blown back into their own trenches: 59,000 British & 26,000 German casualties
  • 1915 The Second Battle of Champagne begins.

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1919 US president Woodrow Wilson suffers a breakdown in Colorado, his health never recovers

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1920 Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
  • 1920 34th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein (6-3, 6-1)
  • 1922 Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
  • 1924 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH

Sport awardGolf Major

1926 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club in Westbury, New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen

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1926 Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • 1926 International slavery convention signed by 20 states
  • 1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
  • 1926 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant

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1926 Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • 1929 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • 1930 Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
  • 1930 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
  • 1930 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
  • 1933 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
  • 1933 5th "extermination campaign" against communists in Nanjing China
  • 1934 John Van Druten's "Distaff Side" premieres in NYC

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1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1934 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • 1935 Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
  • 1937 "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class
  • 1937 Battle of of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
  • 1939 German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs
  • 1939 Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
  • 1940 German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government
  • 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
  • 1943 Russian troops liberate Smolensk
  • 1947 2nd Cannes Film Festival ends
  • 1948 "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

1949 4th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1949 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
  • 1952 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
  • 1954 Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
  • 1954 Indians win AL record 111 games
  • 1954 WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • 1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • 1955 The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
  • 1956 First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Newfoundland-Oban)
  • 1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
  • 1957 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
  • 1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1957 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
  • 1957 18th Venice Film Festival: "Aparajito" directed by Satyajit Ray wins Golden Lion
  • 1960 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
  • 1960 NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
  • 1961 KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia

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1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
  • 1962 Yankees clinch AL pennant
  • 1962 "New Painting of Common Objects" exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum opens - 1st show on American Pop Art
  • 1964 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
  • 1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 performances
  • 1965 60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
  • 1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • 1965 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
  • 1966 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • 1966 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
  • 1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
  • 1967 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music releaseAlbum Release

1970 Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1972 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
  • 1972 KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 Norway votes to join European common market
  • 1972 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 1973 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days

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1973 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • 1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1974 Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer
  • 1975 Jackie Wilson, suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
  • 1976 "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • 1976 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park

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1976 Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

Rocker Bono
Rocker
Bono
  • 1977 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
  • 1978 PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
  • 1979 "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 1568 performances
  • 1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
  • 1980 Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
  • 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
  • 1980 The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.

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1981 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1981 Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Phila)
  • 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice
  • 1982 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6
  • 1982 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
  • 1982 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982 33rd Formula One WDC: Keke Rosberg wins by five points
  • 1983 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long win
  • 1983 Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1984 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1984 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
  • 1984 Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations

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1984 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1985 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
  • 1985 Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus

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1985 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1986 Antonin Scalia appointed to US Supreme Court
  • 1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
  • 1987 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
  • 1988 Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
  • 1988 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • 1988 Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53)

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1988 Pope John Paul II beatifies Friar Junípero Serra (founder of 1st Californian missions)

Missionary Junípero Serra
Missionary
Junípero Serra
264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1989 Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
  • 1989 Ronald Harwood's "Another Time" premieres in London
  • 1989 Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
  • 1990 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
  • 1990 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title

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1990 Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990 UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
  • 1991 "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1991 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens

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1991 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis

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1992 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • 1992 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1992 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)

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1992 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1992 US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
  • 1992 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents & live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1994 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • 1996 The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
  • 1997 "ER" is performed live on TV
  • 1997 Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
  • 1997 Marv Albert plea bargains in assault case
  • 1997 STS 86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
  • 1997 WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Wash DC franchises
  • 2002 The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
  • 2003 A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaidō, Japan.
  • 2008 China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
  • 2008 The "Celtic Tiger" slides into recession for the first time in over two decades, recording a 0.5% fall in second quarter GDP, following a 0.3% decline in the first quarter; its last recession in 1983 saw thousands of people leave Ireland to seek work overseas
  • 2012 50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands
  • 2012 Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands
  • 2013 Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
  • 2015 Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia