About September 25

September 25, 2024 is the 269th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 97 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 126 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.
  • 1396
    Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Neuski is shipwrecked off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
  • 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.
  • 1955
    The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
  • 1956
    TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.
  • 1957
    Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.
  • 1959
    Solomon Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.
  • 1962
    The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
  • 2008
    China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
  • 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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