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1970Ringo Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues"

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

1994Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1780Benedict Arnold joins the British

1775American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

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

1829Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

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

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

1990Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience

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

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

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

1985Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

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

1919President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke

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

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

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

September 25th Historical Events
Date Event
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; 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. 
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 the Americas 
1513
Vasco Nunez de Balboa is first European to see Pacific Ocean 
1555
Freedom of Religion in Augsburg 
1560
Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht 
1597
Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV 
1639
First 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 invading Turkish army 
1690
Publick Occurrences, first newspaper in the American colonies (Boston), publishes first & last edition 
1775
American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured 
1777
British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia 
1780
Benedict Arnold joins the British 
1781
-26] Joan Derks scatters "On the People of Netherlands" pamphlets 
1789
US Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify) 
1804
12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power 
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 
1829
Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar 
1836
HMS Beagle anchors at St Michael 
1844
Canada defeats 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 Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia. 
1878
British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper in one of the earliest pubic health announcements on the dangers of smoking 
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 (California) 
1890
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG) 
1897
1st British bus service opens 
1904
Charles Follis is 1st black to play proessional American 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
Battle of Loos commenced, lasted until 14th October. Chlorine gas deployed by the British was blown back into their own trenches: 59,000 British & 26,000 German casualties 
1915
The Second Battle of Champagne begins. 
1919
President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke 
1920
34th US Women's Tennis: Molla Mallory beats M Zinderstein (6-3 6-1) 
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 Golf Club in Westbury, New York 
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
Yankees take a doubleheader from Browns to clinch AL pennant 
1926
Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada 
1929
Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam 
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 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 government 
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
First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Newfoundland-Oban) 
1956
Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0 
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 
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 government 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 Starr releases his album "Beaucoups of Blues" 
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 European 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 
1974
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1974
Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer 
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 
1976
Bono, 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 
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
California 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 win 
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 performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
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 Hokkaidō, Japan. 
2005
E1 Train Disaster 
2008
China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7. 
2008
The "Celtic Tiger" slides into recession for the first time in over two decades, recording a 0.5% fall in second quarter GDP, following a 0.3% decline in the first quarter; its last recession in 1983 saw thousands of people leave Ireland to seek work overseas 
2012
50 Taiwanese ships clash with the Japan Coast Guard in waters off the Senkaku Islands 
2012
Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands 
2013
Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup 
2016
Suspect in shooting at Washington state mall captured: state police 
2016
Yemen plans UN complaint over Iran weapons transfers: minister 
2016
China, Cuba agree to deepen ties during PM Li's Havana visit 
2017
Trump issues new travel ban restricting entry from 8 countries 
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