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On this day.....September 25

Fun and historical facts for September 25th

Jim Clerkin
September 25, 2017 - 9:09 am
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SEPTEMBER 25TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ONE HIT WONDER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • WILLIAM FAULKNER (1897-1962)
  • ETHEL ROSENBERG (1915-1953)
  • PHIL RIZZUTO (1917-2007)
  • BARBARA WALTERS (1929, 88)
  • KEVIN WHITE (BOSTON MAYOR) (1929-2012)
  • SHEL SILVERSTEIN (1930-1999)
  • ROBERT GATES (1943, 74)
  • MICHAEL DOUGLAS (1944, 73)
  • MARK HAMILL (1951, 66)
  • PEDRO ALMODOVAR (1951, 66)
  • CHRISTOPHER REEVE (1952-2004)
  • MICHAEL MADSEN (1958, 59)
  • HEATHER LOCKLEAR (1961, 56)
  • SCOTTIE PIPPEN (1965, 52)
  • WILL SMITH (1968, 49)
  • CATHERINE ZETA JONES (1969, 48)
  • T.I. (1980, 37)
  • DONALD GLOVER (1983, 34)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1493, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS SETS SAIL ON HIS SECOND VOYAGE TO THE AMERICAS WITH 17 SHIPS
  • IN 1513, VASCO DE BALBOA CROSSES PANAMA AND BECOMES THE FIRST EUROPEAN MAN TO SEE THE PACIFIC OCEAN
  • IN 1777, THE BRITISH CONQUER PHILADELPHIA IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
  • IN 1780, BENEDICT ARNOLD OFFICIALLY JOINS THE BRITISH
  • IN 1789, CONGRESS PROPOSES THE BILL OF RIGHTS
  • IN 1804, THE TWELFTH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION SETS THE PROCEDURE TO ELECT THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
  • IN 1867, CONGRESS CREATES HOWARD UNIVERSITY, THE FIRST ALL BLACK COLLEGE
  • IN 1882, THE FIRST EVER BASEBALL DOUBLE HEADER IS PLAYED BETWEEN WORCESTER AND PROVIDENCE
  • IN 1911, GROUND IS BROKEN ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF FENWAY PARK
  • IN 1919, PRESIDENT WILSON HAS A MENTAL BREAKDOWN IN COLORADO AND NEVER RECOVERS
  • IN 1926, HENRY FORD ESTABLISHES THE 40 HOUR WORK WEEK
  • IN 1957, 300 US ARMY TROOPS ACCOMPANY NINE BLACK STUDENTS AS THEY ENTER CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL IN ARKANSAS
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES CARTOON DEBUTS ON ABC
  • IN 1967, WGBX (NOW WGBH) BEGINS BROADCASTING PBS IN BOSTON
  • IN 1976, LARRY MULLEN JR POSTS A WANTED AD TO RECRUIT THE BANDMATES WHO WOULD EVENTUALLY BECOME U2
  • IN 1979, EVITA OPENS ON BROADWAY AND RUNS FOR 1568 SHOWS
  • IN 1980, LED ZEPPELIN’S JOHN BONHAM DIES FROM ASPHYXIATION AFTER A NIGHT OF HEAVY DRINKING AT 32
  • IN 1986, ANTONIN SCALIA IS APPOINTED TO THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1992, THE MARS OBSERVER IS LAUNCHED. IT WOULD GO ON TO FAIL THREE DAYS BEFORE ARRIVING AT ITS DESTINATION, LOSING $813 MILLION
  • IN 1993, “WALKER, TEXAS RANGER” DEBUTS ON CBS

 

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