What Happened on September 25

Significant Events

  • 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge; English army under King Harold Godwinson defeat invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed
  • 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
  • 1956 First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation from Newfoundland to Oban
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September 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

September 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

September 25 in Sport

  • 1844 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international

Did You Know?

Andorra and Germany sign a treaty ending WW 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

Famous Weddings

  • 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 later's daughter (disputed)
  • 1889 Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden (34) weds Laura Bond
  • 1926 Outlaw Bonnie Parker (15) weds Roy Thornton
  • 1940 "Sullivan's Travels" actress Veronica Lake (18) weds American motion picture art director and set designer John S. Detlie (31)
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