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’.

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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, 24,579,360 minutes 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)).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore Hokkaidō, Japan.

Who were born on September 25?

  • 1957
    Michael Madsen, American actor
  • 1962
    Kalthoum Sarrai, Tunisian television reporter (d. 2010)
  • 1963
    Tate Donovan, American actor
  • 1974
    Olivier Dacourt, French professional footballer
  • 1974
    Robbie Mears, Australian rugby league player

Who died on September 25?

  • 1506
    King Philip I of Castile (b. 1478)
  • 1602
    Caspar Peucer, German reformer (b. 1525)
  • 1849
    Johann Strauss, Senior, Austrian composer (b. 1804)
  • 1988
    Billy Carter, brother of Jimmy Carter (b. 1937)
  • 1996
    Nicu Ceauşescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)

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