Today in History
What happened today in history?
Today is September 25. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy jointly accuse Iran of building a secrecy nuclear enrichment facility.
China launches Shenzhou 7 spacecraft; crew performs China’s first extra-vehicular activity (EVA).
Ireland’s last Magdalene laundry closes; begun as asylums to rehabilitate “fallen women,” they increasingly took on prison-like qualities.
NASA launches Mars Observer probe; it fails 11 months later.
Maze Prison escape, County Antrim, Northern Ireland; 38 IRA prisoners escape in the largest prison breakout in British history; known among Irish republicans as the Great Escape.
Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice, is sworn in.
Scientists warn that continued use of aerosol sprays will cause ozone depletion, which will lead to an increased risk of skin cancer and global weather changes.
President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev begin Camp David talks.
The Red Army retakes Smolensk from the Germans who are retreating to the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.
The War Labor Board orders equal pay for women in the United States.
President Franklin Roosevelt urges negotiations between Hitler and Czech President Edvard Benes over the Sudetenland.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler meets with Italian Premier Benito Mussolini in Munich.
Brazil declares war on Austria.
An allied offensive is launched in France against the German Army.
The first National Aeronautic Show opens at Madison Square Garden.
American General Zachary Taylor’s forces capture Monterey, Mexico.
The 12th Amendment is ratified, changing the procedure of choosing the president and vice-president.
Congress proposes 12 new amendments to the Constitution.
British troops capture Ethan Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga, when he and a handful of Americans try to invade Canada.
In Sweden, King Sigismund is defeated at Stangebro by his uncle Charles.
The last great Christian crusade, led jointly by John the Fearless of Nevers and King Sigismund of Hungary, ends in disaster at the hands of Sultan Bayezid I’s Ottoman army at Nicopolis.