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

  • 1911
    Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 25?

  • 1711
    Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
  • 1943
    Robert Walden, American actor
  • 1952
    Cherríe Moraga, American writer
  • 1965
    Anne Roumanoff, French humorist
  • 1974
    Daniel Kessler, American musician

Who died on September 25?

  • 1534
    Pope Clement VII (b. 1478)
  • 1926
    Herbert Booth, son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
  • 1995
    Bessie Delany, American physician and author (b. 1891)
  • 2005
    Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)
  • 2006
    John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)

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