On This Day

On This Day in History for September 25 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1984 Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations
  • 1985 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
  • 1985 Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
  • 1986 Antonin Scalia appointed to US Supreme Court
  • 1987 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka


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

Missionary Junípero Serra
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 play "Another Time" premieres in London
  • 1989 Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons

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1990 Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990 UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
  • 1991 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens
  • 1992 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1992 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2015 Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia
  • 2015 Caitlyn Jenner officially changes her name from Bruce and her gender to a woman
  • 2016 World's largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating
  • 2017 First ever woman graduates from the US Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course
  • 2017 Uber's licence to operate is not renewed by Transport for London in the UK, citing problems with background checks
  • 2017 Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in jail for sexting underage girl

Electoral defeatImportant Vote

2017 92% of Iraqi kurds vote in favour of independence in controversial referendum

6th President of Iraq Jalal Talabani
6th President of Iraq
Jalal Talabani

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2018 US fashion company Michael Kors buys Italian brand versace for $2.1 billion

Fashion Designer Gianni Versace
Fashion Designer
Gianni Versace

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2018 US President Donald Trump criticizes Globalism and Iran speaking at the UN General Assembly

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resign from Instagram and parent company Facebook
  • 2018 Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven loses a confidence vote after election results in a hung parliament
  • 2019 Australia's Capital Territory becomes the 1st state in Australia to legalize recreational marijuana
  • 2019 Hazzaa AlMansoori becomes first Emirati in space and first Arab astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, travelling on Russian Soyuz-MS 15 spacecraft

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2019 Chinese President Xi Jinping opens Beijing's new Daxing International Airport designed by Zaha Hadid

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2019 Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva named as the new head of the IMF
  • 2019 Oaxaca becomes the second Mexican state to decriminalize abortion, during the first 12 weeks

Birthdays in History

Weddings in History

Deaths in History