What happened this day in history

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 105,060 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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 97 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 12, 2020 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,600,992,000 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 140 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 2,835 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 25?

  • 1903
    Mark Rothko, Latvian-born American painter (d. 1970)
  • 1955
    Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1965
    Dave Rundle, South African cricketer
  • 1975
    Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
  • 1984
    Rashad McCants, American basketball player

Who died on September 25?

  • 1602
    Caspar Peucer, German reformer (b. 1525)
  • 1849
    Johann Strauss, Senior, Austrian composer (b. 1804)
  • 1918
    Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
  • 1983
    King Léopold III of Belgium (b. 1901)
  • 2005
    Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)

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