September 25 Events in History - September 25 Birthdays - September 25 Deaths



2014 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces his resignation after six years of service in the Obama Administration; Holder's resignation will take effect upon selection and confirmation of a successor
2014 Derek Jeter bats the winning ball in his last home game for the New York Yankees, resulting in a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles
2013 At least 328 people are killed in a 7.7-magnitude earthquake that hit Balochistan, Pakistan on the 24th of September
2013 Oracle Team USA has a remarkable comeback, winning the America's Cup sailing competition; the team defeated New Zealand 9-8
2012 A novel corona virus found in a Qatari man returning from Saudi Arabia is investigated by the World Health Organization, prompting the announcement of a global alert
2012 The Baja peninsula in California handles a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, with no immediate reports of damage or injuries
2011 In Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah announces reforms that give women the right to vote and run in municipal elections
2011 Kenyan runner, Patrick Makau Musyoki, breaks the world record for the marathon at the Berlin Marathon
2010 Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, Mahmoud Abbas communicates that Palestinians desire a 'comprehensive and just' peace agreement; he requests Israel cease its policy of building settlements in the West Bank
2010 Uganda's Wildlife Authority announces that some animals in the country's national parks and game reserves have doubled in population since 1999
1997 "ER" is performed live on TV
1997 Britain's Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)
1997 STS-86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit
1997 WNBA announces it will add Detroit and Washington D.C. franchises
1994 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1992 "Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount New York City
1992 China 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 U.S. Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle
1992 Gregory Kingsley, 12, wins right to divorce his parents and live with his foster parents, he takes name Shawn Russ
1991 "Good and Evil" premieres on ABC TV
1991 Paramount at Madison Square Garden in New York City opens
1990 "Les Miserables," opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
1990 1st 8 New York Yankees hit safely vs Baltimore Orioles to tie record
1990 Oakland A's clinch 3rd straight AL West title
1990 Saddam Hussein warns that U.S. will repeat Vietnam experience
1990 U.N. Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
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 and 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
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 and Matt Biondi, swim world record 4x100 m freestyle (3:16.53)
1987 2nd coup on Fiji led by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka
1986 Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court
1986 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits San Francisco Giants, 2-0
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
1984 "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater New York City for 24 performances
1984 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
1984 Egypt and Jordan regain diplomatic relations
1984 New York Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit home runs as a teen and in 40s
1983 35th Emmy Awards: Hill St. Blue, Cheers, Ed Flanders and Shelley Long
1983 Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, Cards beat Expos 3-0
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1982 Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Illinois 31-6
1982 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
1982 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1981 Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0
1981 Rolling Stones begin their 6th U.S. tour at John F. Kennedy Stadium, Philadelphia
1980 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1980 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, and Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
1979 "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 1568 performances
1979 California Angels win their 1st NL West pennant
1978 PSA Boeing 727 and a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
1977 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1976 "Porgy and Bess" opens at Uris Theater New York City for 122 performances
1976 Expo's last game at Montreal's Jarry Park
1974 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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
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
1970 Ringo releases his "Beaucoups of Blues" album
1967 WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
1966 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
1966 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1
1965 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 220 performances
1965 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
1965 Beatle cartoon show begins in U.S.
1965 Children find trunk with corpse in Amsterdam canal
1964 Jens Otto Krag forms minority government in Denmark
1962 Black church is destroyed by fire in Macon Georgia
1962 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1962 Weatherly (U.S.) beats Gretel (Australia) in 19th running of America's Cup
1962 Yankees clinch AL pennant
1961 KTPS TV channel 62 in Tacoma, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960 Chubby Checker's "Twist," hits #1
1960 For 1st time since 1927, Pirates clinch NL pennant
1960 New York Yankees clinch AL pennant
1960 Phillies beat Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses
1959 Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley (37) and David Brown (43) wed
1957 300 U.S. 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
1956 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Scot-Canada)
1956 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
1956 Transatlantic telephone cable (Newfoundland-Oban) is used
1955 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
1954 Francois "Doc" Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election
1954 Indians win AL record 111 games
1954 WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, South Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 Hal Newhouser of Tigers wins his 200th game
1949 4th U.S. 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
1948 "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater New York City after 12 performances
1943 Russian troops liberate Smolensk
1941 Brooklyn Dodgers win their 1st pennant in 21 years
1940 German High Commissioner in Norway sets up Vidkun Quisling government
1940 Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire-factory in Southampton
1939 German Luftwaffe strikes Warsaw with (fire)bombs
1939 Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra and Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1937 "il duce" visits Berlin/named "the Fuhrer" to corporal 1st class
1937 Battle of of P'ing-hsin-kuan Wutai Mountain
1936 Joe Medwick sets a still-standing NL record with his 64th double
1935 Maxwell Anderson's "Winterset," premieres in New York City
1934 John Van Druten's "Distaff Side," premieres in New York City
1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
1934 Rainbow (U.S.) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
1933 1st state poorhouse opens in Smyrna, Georgia
1933 5th "extermination campaign" against communists in Nanjing China
1932 Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in last game of season
1930 Austrian government of Vaugoin forms
1930 Roger Hornsby replaces Joe McCarthy as Cubs manager
1930 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it," premieres in New York City
1929 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
1926 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club Westbury, New York
1926 Canadian government 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 and Detroit Red Wings
1926 Walter Hagen wins PGA golf tournament
1926 Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant
1924 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
1922 Giants beat St. Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
1920 34th U.S. Womens Tennis: M B Mallory beats M Zinderstein (63 61)
1920 Vern Bradburn of Winnipeg Victorias kicks 9 singles in a game
1919 President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke
1915 Battle at Loos: 8,246 British and 0 German casualties
1911 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
1911 Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
1911 Italy declares war on Turkey
1909 Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in N.Y.
1908 Cubs' Ed Reulbach becomes only pitcher to throw doubleheader shutout
1907 Jean Sibelius' 3rd Symphony, premieres
1906 John Galsworthy's "Silver Box," premieres in London
1904 Charles Follis is 1st black to play pro football
1897 1st British bus service opens
1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park
1890 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze"
1888 Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Hound of Baskervilles"
1886 Comedy opera "Dorothy," 1st produced in London
1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence and Worcester)
1867 Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Washington D.C.
1862 Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
1861 Secretary of U.S. Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
1857 Relief of Lucknow by Havelock and Outram begins
1846 U.S. troops under General Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
1844 Canada defeat USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international
1836 HMS Beagle anchors at St. Michael
1829 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolivar
1804 12th amendment to U.S. constitution, regulating judicial power
1789 Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
1781 Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets
1780 Benedict Arnold joins the British
1777 English general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
1690 Publick Occurrences, 1st U.S. (Boston) newspaper, publish 1st and last ed
1663 Austrian Fort Neuhausl surrenders to Turkish invasion army
1654 England and Denmark sign trade agreement
1639 1st printing press in America
1639 Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
1597 Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV
1560 Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg, 1st archbishop of Utrecht
1555 Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
1513 Vasco Nunez de Balboa is 1st European to see Pacific Ocean
1493 Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to America
1492 Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
1396 Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
1340 England and France sign disarmament treaty
1212 Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
1066 Battle of Stampford Bridge King Harold Godwinson II of England, beaten by his brother King Harold Hardrada of Norway
955 Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees
953 Ratherius becomes bishop of Luik











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