About September 25

September 25, 2020 is the 269th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 97 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 140 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1804
    The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for moving further upriver.
  • 1890
    The U.S. Congress establishes Sequoia National Park.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    World War I: The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.
  • 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
    Belize joins the United Nations.
  • 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.
  • 2002
    The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
  • 2008
    China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7.
  • 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.

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