On This Day: September 25th

This is 268th day of the year and 97 days remain in the year.

in history
1775
Ethan Allen was captured by the British.
1789
The first Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The first ten became the Bill of Rights.
1890
Wilford Woodruff, president of the Mormon church, renounced the practice of polygamy. This paved the way for Utah's acceptance as a state in 1896.
1957
Nine black children were escorted to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, under heavily armed guard, because of racial violence.
1957
Nine black teenagers, now known as the Little Rock Nine, challenged racial segregation by attending the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
1981
Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.
2003
It was reported that more than 14,000 had lost their lives in France in a summer heat wave.
2011

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia grants women the right to vote and run for office in future elections.

September 25 Birthdays
William Faulkner1897–1962, American novelist, born in New Albany, Miss., one of the great American writers of the 20th century.
Michael Douglasactor
Mark Rothkopainter
Heather Locklearactress
Glenn Gouldpianist and composer
Barbara WaltersTV commentator
Claude Perraultarchitect, scientist, and physician
Dmitri Shostakovichcomposer
Sir Colin Davisconductor
Christopher Reeveactor, director
Catherine Zeta-Jonesactress



Return to perpetual calendar

Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.