About September 25

September 25, 2021 is the 268th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 97 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Libra is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 129 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 25

  • 275
    In Rome, (after the assassination of Aurelian), the Senate proclaims Marcus Claudius Tacitus Emperor.
  • 303
    On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
  • 1513
    Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1555
    The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.
  • 1775
    Ethan Allen surrenders to British forces after attempting to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe. At the same time, Benedict Arnold and his expeditionary company set off from Fort Western, bound for Quebec City (Invasion of Canada (1775)).
  • 1846
    U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor capture the Mexican city of Monterrey.
  • 1911
    Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 1912
    Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
  • 1915
    World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
  • 1929
    Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.
  • 1942
    World War II: Swiss Police Instruction of September 25, 1942 – this instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees.
  • 1944
    World War II: Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden.
  • 1957
    Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.
  • 1962
    The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.
  • 1977
    About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon.
  • 1978
    PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727-214, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California, resulting in the deaths of 144 people.
  • 1981
    Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the 102nd person sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and the first woman to hold the office.
  • 1983
    Maze Prison escape: 38 republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of the Maze prison. It is the largest prison escape since WWII and in British history.
  • 1992
    NASA launched a $511 million probe to Mars in the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail.
  • 2010
    Mahmoud Abbas speaks at United Nations General Assembly to request that Israel end its policy of building settlements in the West Bank.

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