Famous Events on this Day in History, 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
1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Anglo-Saxon era
1212 - Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
1340 - England & France sign disarmament treaty
1396 - Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
1492 - Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
1493 - Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to America
1513 - Vasco Nunez de Balboa is 1st European to see Pacific Ocean
1555 - Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
1560 - Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg, 1st archbishop of Utrecht
1597 - Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV
1639 - 1st printing press in America
1639 - Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
1654 - England & Denmark sign trade agreement
1663 - Austrian Fort Neuhausl surrenders to Turkish invasion army
1690 - Publick Occurrences, 1st US (Boston) newspaper, publish 1st & last ed
1775 - American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
1777 - English general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
1780 - Benedict Arnold joins the British
1781 - -26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
1789 - Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
1804 - 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
1829 - Failed assassination attempt on Simon BolĂ­var
1836 - HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael
1844 - Canada defeat USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
1846 - US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
1857 - Relief of Lucknow by Havelock & Outram begins
1861 - Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
1862 - Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
1866 - (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
1867 - Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC
1868 - The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Neuski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
1882 - 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
1886 - Comedy opera "Dorothy," 1st produced in London
1888 - Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
1888 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Hound of Baskervilles" (BG)
1890 - Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (Calif)
1890 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG)
1897 - 1st British bus service opens
1904 - Charles Follis is 1st black to play pro football
1906 - John Galsworthy's "Silver Box," premieres in London
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.
1907 - Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony, premieres
1908 - Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
1909 - Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY
1911 - French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
1911 - Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
1912 - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
1915 - -26] Battle at Loos: 8,246 British & 0 German casualties
1915 - The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
1919 - President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke
1920 - 34th US Womens Tennis: M B Mallory beats M Zinderstein (63 61)
1920 - Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
1922 - Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
1924 - Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
1926 - 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury GC Westbury NY
1926 - Canadian govt of MacKenzie King forms
1926 - Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week
1926 - International slavery convention signed by 20 states
1926 - NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings
1926 - Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament
1926 - Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant
1929 - Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
1930 - Austrian govt of Vaugoin forms
1930 - Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
1930 - Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it," premieres in NYC
1932 - Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th HR in last game of season
1933 - 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
1933 - 5th "extermination campaign" against communists in Nanjing China
1934 - John Van Druten's "Distaff Side," premieres in NYC
1934 - Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
1934 - Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
1935 - Maxwell Anderson's "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 of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
1939 - German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs
1939 - Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1940 - German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling govt
1940 - Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire-factory in Southampton
1941 - Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
1943 - Russian troops liberate Smolensk
1948 - "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
1949 - 4th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
1949 - Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place
1952 - Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
1954 - Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
1954 - Indians win AL record 111 games
1954 - WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
1955 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1955 - The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
1956 - 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Scot-Canada)
1956 - Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Phila Phillies, 5-0
1956 - Transatlantic telephone cable (Newfoundland-Oban) is used
1957 - 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
1957 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957 - Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
1959 - Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley (37) & David Brown (43) wed
1960 - 1st Atomic powered aircraft carrier (Enterprise) launched (US)
1960 - Chubby Checker's "Twist," hits #1
1960 - For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
1960 - NY Yankees clinch AL pennant
1960 - Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
1961 - KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 - Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
1962 - Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
1962 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 - Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup
1962 - Yankees clinch AL pennant
1964 - Jens Otto Krag forms minority govt in Denmark
1965 - "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 perfs
1965 - 60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
1965 - Beatle cartoon show begins in US
1965 - Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
1966 - 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
1966 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
1966 - Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
1967 - WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 - Ringo releases his "Beaucoups of Blues" album
1972 - Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
1972 - KAVT (now KSMQ) TV channel 15 in Austin, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - Norway votes to join common market
1972 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
1973 - 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
1973 - Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium
1973 - Willie Mays night at Shea Stadium
1974 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 - Jackie Wilson, suffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma
1976 - "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
1976 - Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
1977 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1978 - PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
1979 - "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 1568 performances
1979 - Calif Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
1980 - Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 - Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
1980 - The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
1981 - Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
1981 - Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Phila)
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female 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 - 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders & Shelley Long
1983 - Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
1983 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1984 - "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater NYC for 24 performances
1984 - 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
1984 - Egypt & Jordan regain diplomatic relations
1984 - NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s
1985 - Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
1985 - Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus
1985 - Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season
1986 - Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court
1986 - Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
1987 - 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
1988 - Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
1988 - Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
1988 - Christopher Jacobs, Troy Dalbey, Tom Hunter & Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53)
1989 - Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
1989 - Ronald Harwood's "Another Time," premieres in London
1989 - Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits & 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Phila
1990 - 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record
1990 - Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
1990 - Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience
1990 - UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
1991 - "Good & Evil" premieres on ABC TV
1991 - Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens
1992 - "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC
1992 - China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1992 - Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova
1992 - Opening Main-Donau canal (North Sea-Black Sea)
1992 - Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager
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
1994 - Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
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
1997 - WNBA announces it will add Detroit & Wash DC franchises
2002 - The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
2003 - A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaido, Japan.
2005 - E1 Train Disaster
2008 - China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
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