Events in History on September 25

  • 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

Victory in Battle

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

  • 1093 Anselmo d'Aosta, Italian Benedictine monk seated as Anselm of Canterbury, Archbisop of Canterbury
  • 1212 Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
  • 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)
  • 1340 England & France sign disarmament treaty
  • 1396 Battle of Nicopolis: forces of Ottoman Sultan Bajezid I defeat a combined Crusades army in northern Bulgaria
  • 1492 Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
  • 1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean
  • 1555 Freedom of Religion in Augsburg

Appointment of Interest

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

Victory in Battle

1597 Amiens surrenders to French King Henry IV

  • 1639 First printing press in America set up in Cambridge under the guaranty of Harvard College
  • 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

Historic Event

1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

Historic Event

1780 American army officer Benedict Arnold defects to the British

  • 1781 -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
  • 1804 Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, establishing the procedure for electing the President and Vice President, becomes effective
  • 1820 French Physicist François Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself

Assassination Attempt

1829 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

  • 1836 HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael
  • 1846 US troops under General Zachery Taylor occupy Monterey, Mexico, during Mexican–American War
  • 1857 Relief of Lucknow by Havelock & Outram begins
  • 1861 Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
  • 1862 Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
  • 1867 Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Washington, D.C.
  • 1868 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia

Historic Event

1875 Billy the Kid escapes jail in Silver City, New Mexico, by climbing out of a chimney and becomes a fugitive

  • 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
  • 1888 Royal Court Theatre, London, opens

Historic Event

1890 Sequoia National Park established by US President Benjamin Harrison - California's first national park and the country's second

  • 1897 1st British bus service opens
  • 1904 Charles Follis becomes 1st black American to play professional American football
  • 1906 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box" premieres in London
  • 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
  • 1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY
  • 1911 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • 1911 Groundbreaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
  • 1912 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City
  • 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 with French offensive against German army (ends with French retreat 6 Nov)

Historic Event

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

  • 1920 Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
  • 1922 Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant

Historic Event

1926 Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week for workers at the Ford Motor Company

  • 1926 International slavery convention signed by 20 states

Election of Interest

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

  • 1929 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • 1930 Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
  • 1930 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it" premieres in NYC
  • 1932 Poona Act signed by Madan Mohan Malaviya and B R. Amedkar in India, reserving legislative seats for depressed classes (untouchables)
  • 1933 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
  • 1933 5th "extermination campaign" begins against communists in Nanjing and Jiangxi province, China

Theater Premiere

1935 Maxwell Anderson's play "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 Pingxingguan Pass: Chinese force defeat the Japanese army in a key battle of the Second Sino-Japanese War
  • 1939 Andorra and Germany sign a treaty ending World War I, as Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra
  • 1939 German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs

Historic Event

1940 German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government

  • 1943 Soviet troops liberate Smolensk
  • 1944 Operation Market Garden ends in Allied failure as the last British and Polish paratroopers are evacuated from Oosterbeek, near the town of Arnhem

Historic Event

1949 Evangelist Billy Graham begins his "Los Angeles Crusade" in a circus tent erected in a parking lot

  • 1952 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game

Election of Interest

1954 Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election

  • 1954 Indians win AL record 111 games
  • 1955 The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded
  • 1956 Transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation from Newfoundland to Oban
  • 1957 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central High School in Arkansas
  • 1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
  • 1957 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
  • 1960 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
  • 1962 "New Painting of Common Objects" exhibition at Pasadena Art Museum opens - 1st show on American Pop Art
  • 1962 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia
  • 1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1964 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
  • 1965 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
  • 1972 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
  • 1972 Norway votes to join European common market
  • 1973 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
  • 1974 Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer
  • 1974 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1976 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
  • 1978 PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
  • 1980 The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
  • 1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Historic Event

1981 Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as the 1st female US 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
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya, USSR
  • 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 Major General Sitiveni Rabuka stages a second Fijian coup and declares Fiji a republic


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

  • 1989 Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
  • 1989 Ronald Harwood's play "Another Time" premieres in London

Historic Event

1990 Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience

  • 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 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents & live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
  • 1992 Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)
  • 1992 US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
  • 1996 The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
  • 1997 Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
  • 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

Historic Event

2015 Caitlyn Jenner officially changes her name from Bruce and her gender to a woman

  • 2015 Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia
  • 2016 World's largest radio telescope called Tianyain or FAST [[Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope]] has first light in Guizhou Province, China

Important Vote

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

  • 2017 Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in jail for sexting underage girl
  • 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 2019 Australia's Capital Territory becomes the 1st state in Australia to legalize recreational marijuana
  • 2019 Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva named as the new head of the IMF

Historic Event

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

  • 2019 Hazzaa Al Mansoori becomes first Emirati in space and the first Arab astronaut to travel to the International Space Station, travelling on Russian Soyuz-MS 15 spacecraft
  • 2019 Oaxaca becomes the second Mexican state to decriminalize abortion, during the first 12 weeks
  • 2020 18 people in a government convoy killed by Islamist militants in Borno State, Nigeria

Historic Event

2020 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the 1st woman to lie in state in the US Capitol in Washington D.C.

  • 2020 Magawa, an African Giant Pouched Rat, is the first rat to be awarded a prestigious PDSA hero award, for sniffing out landmines in Cambodia
  • 2020 Singapore announces it will be the first country in the world to use facial verification as part of its national identity scheme
  • 2021 UK announces temporary visas to try and counteract shortage of lorry drivers for deliveries to the UK amid panic buying on fuel
  • 2022 Cuba legalizes same-sex marriage as part of a new family code in a national referendum [1]