25th September, on this day

303 On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
1066 The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Anglo-Saxon era.
1396 Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis
1492 Crewman on the Pinta sights "land" - a few weeks early
1493 Columbus sails on 2nd voyage to America
1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa becomes the first European to see the Pacific Ocean after crossing the Darien isthmus between Mexico and South America
1555 The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League
1690 Publick Occurrences, 1st US (Boston) newspaper, publish first and last edition
1775 American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
1789 Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
1804 In the United States, the 12th amendment to the American constitution decides there should be separate ballots for the election of a President and the election of a Vice President
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.
1818 The first blood transfusion using human blood (as opposed to earlier attempts with animal blood) is carried out at Guy's Hospital in London
1846 U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor captured the Mexican city of Monterrey.
1857 British troops relieve the beseiged town of Lucknow during the Indian mutiny
1861 Secretary of US Navy authorises enlistment of slaves
1868 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Neuski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
1885 It snows in London - the earliest recorded winter fall despite reports that on 12th June 1791 snow was sighted over the capital
1890 In US, Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (Calif)
1901 The Ashanti Kingdom is annexed to the Gold Coast Colony ( now Ghana)
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.
1909 The French battleship, Liberte explodes in Toulon harbour killing more than 200 of its crew
1915 World War I: the start of The Battle of Loos
1915 The Second Battle of Champagne begins.
1919 Presidesnt Wilson becomes seriously ill and collapses after a speech
1924 Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
1926 Henry Ford announces the 8 hour, 5-day work week
1929 Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full Instrument Flying from take off to landing is possible.
1933 More than 25,000 queue to see the Shroud of Turin on show to the public for the first time in 400 years at Turin Cathedral in Italy
1939 Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra and Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1944 Surviving elements of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem in the Netherlands, thus ending the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden
1952 Beginning of the Mau-Mau uprising in Kenya
1954 Francois Duvalier (nick-named 'Papa Doc') is elected President of Haiti
1956 1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation
1957 300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids return to Central HS in Ark
1957 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
1959 Solomon Bandaranaike, prime minister of Sri Lanka is mortally wounded by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day
1962 The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government
1962 A black church is destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia
1962 American boxer Sonny Liston wins the world heavyweight title- knocking out Floyd Paterson in the first round of their title fight in Chicago
1965 Beatles cartoon show begins in the US
1970 Cease-fire between Jordan and the fedayeen ends fighting triggered by four hijackings on September 6 and 9
1972 In a referendum, Norway votes against joining the European Community
1973 3-man crew of Skylab II make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
1977 In Britain, independent airline owner Freddie Laker takes on the main commercial airlines with his first 'Skytrain' service between London/Gatwick and New York
1978 PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727-214, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California, resulting in the deaths of 144 people
1980 Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
1982 Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
1983 Maze Prison escape. 38 republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijacked a prison meals lorry and smashed their way out of HMP Maze. The largest prison escape since WWII and in British history.
1985 Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
1990 Saddam Hussein warns US will repeat Vietnam experience
1990 UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq
1996 The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
1997 The British Trust SCC car, driven by Andy Green, sets a new world record land speed record of 714.44 mph in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada
2002 The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
2003 A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaido, Japan.
2005 E1 Train Disaster - Vietnam train crash

25th September 2005

Search for holdouts in Rita's wake

Texas evacuees ignore stay away pleas

Blair denies Iraq pull-out date

25th September 2006

Pope stresses respect for Muslims

Afghan women's official shot dead

Egypt unveils nuclear power plan

25th September 2007

US attacks Burma 'reign of fear'

New force to head to Chad and CAR

Germany to build maglev railway

25th September 2008

US 'agrees Wall Street bail-out'

Pakistan fires on Nato aircraft

Lift-off for China space mission

25th September 2009

Iran 'concealed nuclear facility'

Greater role for emerging powers

Iceland plans big whalemeat trade

25th September 2010

Birthdates which occurred on 25th September:

1644 Olaus Rímer Denmark, 1st to accurately measure speed of light
1657 Imre Th”k”ly Hungary, patriot, opposed Habsburg rule
1683 Jean-Philippe Rameau Dijon France, composer (Traite) (baptized)
1725 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot designed & built 1st automobile
1766 Armand-Emmanuel duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)
1866 Thomas Hunt Morgan US, biologist (Nobel-1933)
1877 Plutarco El¡as Calles Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
1887 May Sutton Bundy US, 1st US woman to win Wimbledon (US 1904)
1897 William Faulkner Mississippi, author (Sound & the Fury-Nobel 1949)
19-- Brett Hadley actor (Young & Restless)
19-- Josh Taylor Princeton Ill, actor (Frank-Riker, Michael-Valerie)
19-- Michael Madsen Chicago Ill, actor (Our Family Honor)
19-- Rob Mingrino Ct, rocker (Rythm Syndicate)
19-- Todd Davis NYC, actor (General Hospital)
19-- Tommy Norden NYC, actor (Flipper)
1903 Mark Rothko US, painter (Green on Blue)
1905 Red Smith Green Bay Wisc, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk)
1906 Dimitri Shostakovich St Petersburg Russia, composer (9th-1945)
1907 Robert Bresson France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette)
1918 Phil Rizzuto Bkln NY, sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950)
1920 Sergey Bondarchuk Belozerka Ukraine, director (War & Peace)
1925 Silvana Pampanini Rome Italy, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner)
1926 Aldo Ray actor (God's Little Acre, Naked & the Dead, Green Beret)
1926 John Ericson Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West)
1926 Sergei Filatov USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1960)
1927 Carl Braun basketball player (NY Knicks)
1927 Sir Colin Rex Davis Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)
1931 Barbara Walters Boston Mass, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV)
1932 Glenn Herbert Gould Toronto Canada, pianist (sued Steinway Piano)
1934 John S Bull Memphis Tennessee, astronaut
1936 Juliet Prowse Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear)
1943 John Locke LA, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
1943 Robert Walden NYC, actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors)
1944 Eugenia Zukerman Cambridge Ms, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence)
1944 Michael Douglas NJ, actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile)
1945 Cathy Burns actress (Last Summer)
1949 Anson Williams LA Calif, actor (Potsie-Happy Days)
1949 Mimi Kennedy Rochester NY, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof)
1951 Bob McAdoo NBA forward/center (Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers)
1951 Mark Hamill Oakland Calif, actor (Star Wars)
1952 Christopher Reeve actor (Superman)
1955 Steve Severin rocker (Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)
196- Shell Danielson actress (Laken Lockridge-Santa Barbara)
1961 Heather Locklear LA Calif, actress (Stacy-T.J. Hooker)
1965 Fresh Prince [Will Smith], rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
1967 Lezlie Lund Tolna ND, Miss ND-America (1991)
1968 Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands
1970 Kerri Kendall San Diego Ca, playmate (Sep, 1990)


Deaths which occurred on September 25th:
1929 Miller Huggins Yankee manager, dies at 50
1959 S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
1960 Emily Post etiquette expert, dies at 86
1974 William Sloane publisher/writer ("The Edge of Running Water"), dies
1975 Bob Considine newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
1984 Walter Pidgeon New Brunswick Canada, actor (MGM-Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), dies at 87 after a series of strokes
1988 Billy Carter Pres Carter's brother Billy, dies of cancer at 51