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

  • 1513
    Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1690
    Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time.
  • 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)).
  • 1789
    The U.S. Congress passes twelve amendments to the United States Constitution: the Congressional Apportionment Amendment (which was never ratified), the Congressional Compensation Amendment, and the ten that are known as the Bill of Rights.
  • 1846
    U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor capture the Mexican city of Monterrey.
  • 1868
    The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Neuski is shipwrecked off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1912
    Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
  • 1915
    World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
  • 1956
    TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.
  • 1959
    Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.
  • 1970
    Cease-fire between Jordan and the Fedayeen ends fighting triggered by four hijackings on September 6 and 9.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore Hokkaidō, Japan.
  • 2009
    U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in a joint TV appearance for a G-20 summit, accused Iran of building a secret nuclear enrichment facility.
  • 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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