Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on September 25? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 25: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 25 is the 269th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 97 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 12, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 409,656 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontaenneagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac 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 125 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,374 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 25 Historical Events

  • 303
    On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
  • 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)).
  • 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.
  • 1956
    TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated.

Who were born on September 25?

  • 1933
    Erik Darling, American folk singer/songwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1939
    David S. Mann, American politician
  • 1946
    Felicity Kendal, British actress
  • 1958
    Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist
  • 1969
    Tony Womack, American baseball player

Who died on September 25?

  • 1774
    John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (b. 1714)
  • 1828
    Charlotta Seuerling, Swedish musician and poet (b. c. 1783)
  • 1971
    Hugo Lafayette Black, American jurist (b. 1886)
  • 1986
    Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician (b. 1909)
  • 2000
    R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)

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