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What happened on September 25
- September 25, 0303 "On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France."
- September 25, 1066 The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Anglo-Saxon era.
- September 25, 1396 Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.
- September 25, 1492 "Crewman on the Pinta sights ""land""-a few weeks early"
- September 25, 1493 Columbus sails on 2nd voyage to America
- September 25, 1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Nez de Balboa reached what would be known as the Pacific Ocean.
- September 25, 1513 Vasco Nu¤ez de Balboa is the first European to see the Pacific Ocean
- September 25, 1555 The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.
- September 25, 1639 First printing press in America
- September 25, 1690 """Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick"", the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time."
- September 25, 1690 "Publick Occurrences, first US (Boston) newspaper, publish first & last ed"
- September 25, 1789 Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
- September 25, 1804 "12th amendment to the US constitution, regulating judicial power"
- September 25, 1804 The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for moving further upriver.
- September 25, 1846 U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor captured the Mexican city of Monterrey.
- September 25, 1861 Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
- September 25, 1868 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Neuski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
- September 25, 1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (Calif)
- September 25, 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."
- September 25, 1911 "Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."
- September 25, 1912 "Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York."
- September 25, 1915 The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
- September 25, 1919 Pres Wilson becomes seriously ill and collapses after a speech
- September 25, 1926 "Henry Ford announces the 8 hour, 5-day work week"
- September 25, 1926 International slavery convention signed by 20 states
- September 25, 1929 Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full Instrument Flying from take off to landing is possible.
- September 25, 1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1500th consecutive game
- September 25, 1934 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
- September 25, 1939 "Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra and Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I"
- September 25, 1940 Cdn. Armed Merchanman Prince Rupert captures the German ship Wesser off Mexico
- September 25, 1942 "2,000 Jews are deported to Treblinka after a Jewish council chairman, Abraham Gamzu, refuses Gestapo demands to deliver Jews."
- September 25, 1942 Japanese withdrawal begins along Owen Stanley Trail starts
- September 25, 1944 "Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending Operation Market Garden."
- September 25, 1955 The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
- September 25, 1957 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
- September 25, 1957 "Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated through the use of United States Army troops."
- September 25, 1957 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
- September 25, 1959 "Solomon Bandaranaike, prime minister of Sri Lanka is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day."
- September 25, 1962 A black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
- September 25, 1962 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
- September 25, 1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in the US
- September 25, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days
- September 25, 1970 Cease-fire between Jordan and the fedayeen ends fighting triggered by four hijackings on September 6 and 9.
- September 25, 1972 "In the Norwegian EC referendum, 1972, the people of Norway reject membership."
- September 25, 1973 3-man crew of Skylab II make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
- September 25, 1973 Willie Mays night at Shea Stadium
- September 25, 1976 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
- September 25, 1976 The rock band U2 forms at a meeting at drummer Larry Mullen's home.
- September 25, 1978 "PSA Boeing 727 and a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die"
- September 25, 1978 "PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727-214, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California, resulting in the deaths of 144 people."
- September 25, 1981 "Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Phila)"
- September 25, 1981 Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as first female supreme court justice
- September 25, 1981 "Sandra Day O'Connor was the 102nd Justice sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office."
- September 25, 1982 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
- September 25, 1983 "Long Kesh escape. 38 republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijacked a prison meals lorry and smashed their way out of HMP Maze. The largest prison escape since WWII and in British history."
- September 25, 1983 "Maze Prison escape. 38 republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijacked a prison meals lorry and smashed their way out of HMP Maze. The largest prison escape since WWII and in British history."
- September 25, 1985 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
- September 25, 1986 Antonin Scalia appointed to the Supreme Court
- September 25, 1990 Saddam Hussein warns US will repeat Vietnam experience
- September 25, 1991 """Good & Evil"" premiers on ABC TV"
- September 25, 1996 The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
- September 25, 2002 "The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia."
- September 25, 2003 "A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaid, Japan."
- September 25, 2005 E1 Train Disaster
- September 25, 2005 Spanish Formula One racing driver Fernando Alonso becomes the youngest FIA Formula One World Champion.
- September 25, 2006 The Louisiana Superdome reopens after 13 months of reconstruction due to Hurricane Katrina.
- September 25, 2007 "Halo 3, the popular Video Game by Bungie is released."
- September 25, 2007 "Halo 3, the third and final installment of the Halo video game series, is released, netting over US$170,000,000 within 24 hours of midnight launch, a record for most first-day revenue earned in entertainment history."
- September 25, 2008 Congressional negotiations on the bailout break down along party lines
- September 25, 2008 JP Morgan comes to the rescue of Washington Mutal Inc. Buy the thrift's banking assets after WaMU was seized by the FDIC in the biggest failure ever of an American bank