What Happened on September 25
- 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge: English army under King Harold II defeat invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed
- 1237 Treaty of York signed between kings Henry III of England and Alexander II of Scotland which establishes a boundary between the two countries (mostly unchanged in modern times)
- 1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean
- 1789 US Congress proposes the Bill of Rights
- 1906 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control
- 1926 Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week for workers at the Ford Motor Company
- 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as the 1st female US Supreme Court Justice
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Sep 25 in Film & TV
- 1957 18th Venice Film Festival: Influential Indian film "Aparajito" directed by Satyajit Ray is first film to win the Golden Lion and the Critics Award
Sep 25 in Music
- 1975 Pink Floyd's concept album "Wish You Were Here" reaches No. 1 in the US, goes on to sell 13 million copies
Sep 25 in Sport
- 1844 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the first cricket international match at the grounds of the St George's Cricket Club in Manhattan, NYC
Did You Know?
Andorra and Germany sign a treaty ending World War I, as Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra
On September 25, 1939
Would You Believe?
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
On September 25, 1878
- 1845 Confederate army Nathan Bedford Forrest (24) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Mary Ann Montgomery (18) in Hernando, Mississippi
- 1873 Frontiersman and gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok supposedly marries Calamity Jane according to the latter's daughter (disputed)
- 1889 Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden (34) weds Laura Bond
Articles, Photos and Quiz
Turin Shroud: Holy Relic or Fake?For 600 years controversy has raged over the Turin Shroud, said to be Christ’s burial cloth. But thousands gazed in awe when, on this day, it went on display.
September 25, 1933
Operation Magic CarpetJews arrive in Israel after being evacuated from their home countries
September 25, 1950
Weekly Quiz for September 23-29Did Napoleon Bonaparte graduate from his military academy 42nd out of 51? What year was Nintendo founded in Japan? And more questions from this week in history.