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Things to Remember On Sept 25

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HISTORICAL EVENTS

1492 – Crewman on Pinta sights “land”-a few weeks early

1513 – Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean

1555 – Freedom of Religion in Augsburg

1654 – England & Denmark sign trade agreement

1690 – Publick Occurrences, first newspaper in the American colonies (Boston), publishes first & last edition

1775 – American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

1804 – Twelfth Amendment to the US Constitution, establishing the procedure for electing the President and Vice President, becomes effective

1846 – US troops under General Zachery Taylor occupy Monterey, Mexico, during Mexican-American War

1867 – Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Washington, D.C.

1911 – French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed

1926 – henry ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week

1957 – Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced

1980 – The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul

2012 – Anouchka van Miltenburg is elected President of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands

2015 – Singapore closes schools due to hazardous levels of air pollution from fires in Indonesia

SCIENCE

1639 – First printing press in America

1906 –  Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control

1924  – Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH

1955 – The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.

1974 – Scientists first report that freon gases from aerosol sprays are destroying the ozone layer

1992 – US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle

1997 – STS 86 (Atlantis 20) launches into orbit

2016 -World’s largest radio telescope at 500m wide in Guizhou Province, China begins operating

SPORTS

1844 – Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the 1st cricket international

1882 – 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)

1904 – Charles Follis is 1st black to play professional American football

1920 – US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein 6-3, 6-1 for her 5th US singles crown

1954 – Indians win AL record 111 games

1982 –  Northwestern ends 34 football game losing streak, beats No Ill 31-6

1991 – 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

2000 – American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as “le dunk de la mort” (the dunk of death)

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