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1493Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas

1775American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

1780Benedict Arnold joins the British

1829Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

1919President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke

192034th US Women's Tennis: Molla Mallory beats M Zinderstein (6-3 6-1)

19269th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club in Westbury, New York

1926Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

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

1934Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

1962Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

1970Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"

1973Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium

1976Bono, David Evans, his brother Dik and Adam Clayton respond to an advertisement on a bulletin board at Mount Temple posted by fellow student Larry Mullen Jr. to form a rock band, which would eventually become U2

1981Nolan Ryan's 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0

1984NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

1985Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

1990Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience

1992"Barry Manilow's Showstoppers" opens at Paramount NYC

1992Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager

On This Day In History
Date Event
Sep 25, 303
On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France. 
Sep 25, 953
Ratherius becomes bishop of Luik 
Sep 25, 955
Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees 
Sep 25, 1066
The Battle of Stamford Bridge; an English army under King Harold Godwinson beat the invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed. Three weeks later Harold died fighting the Normans at Hastings. 
Sep 25, 1212
Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia) 
Sep 25, 1340
England & France sign disarmament treaty 
Sep 25, 1396
Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies 
Sep 25, 1492
Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early 
Sep 25, 1493
Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas 
Sep 25, 1513
Vasco Nunez de Balboa is first European to see Pacific Ocean 
Sep 25, 1555
Freedom of Religion in Augsburg 
Sep 25, 1560
Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht 
Sep 25, 1597
Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV 
Sep 25, 1639
First printing press in America 
Sep 25, 1639
Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening 
Sep 25, 1654
England & Denmark sign trade agreement 
Sep 25, 1663
Austrian Fort Neuhausl surrenders to invading Turkish army 
Sep 25, 1690
Publick Occurrences, first newspaper in the American colonies (Boston), publishes first & last edition 
Sep 25, 1775
American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured 
Sep 25, 1777
British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia 
Sep 25, 1780
Benedict Arnold joins the British 
Sep 25, 1781
-26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets 
Sep 25, 1789
US Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify) 
Sep 25, 1804
12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power 
Sep 25, 1820
French Physicist Francois Arago announces electromagnetism in his discovery that a copper wire between the poles of a voltaic cell could laterally attract iron filings to itself 
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