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, 1,474,761,600 seconds 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

  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Swiss Police Instruction of September 25, 1942 – this instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees.
  • 1962
    The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.
  • 1972
    In a referendum, the people of Norway reject membership of the European Community.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 25?

  • 1956
    Winfried Stradt, German footballer
  • 1962
    Beth Toussaint, American actress
  • 1962
    Kalthoum Sarrai, Tunisian television reporter (d. 2010)
  • 1965
    Herminia Bouza, Cuban javelin thrower
  • 1974
    Bente Elin Lilleøkseth, Norwegian politician

Who died on September 25?

  • 1066
    Killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge: Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria
  • 1867
    Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)
  • 1917
    Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary (b. 1885)
  • 1980
    Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
  • 1986
    Donald MacDonald, Canadian politician (b. 1909)

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