Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (Week 39)

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

2009
US President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy jointly accuse Iran of building a secrecy nuclear enrichment facility.
2008
China launches Shenzhou 7 spacecraft; crew performs China’s first extra-vehicular activity (EVA).
1996
Ireland’s last Magdalene laundry closes; begun as asylums to rehabilitate “fallen women,” they increasingly took on prison-like qualities.
1992
NASA launches Mars Observer probe; it fails 11 months later.
1983
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.
1981
Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female Supreme Court Justice, is sworn in.
1974
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.
1959
President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev begin Camp David talks.
1943
The Red Army retakes Smolensk from the Germans who are retreating to the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.
1942
The War Labor Board orders equal pay for women in the United States.
1938
President Franklin Roosevelt urges negotiations between Hitler and Czech President Edvard Benes over the Sudetenland.
1937
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler meets with Italian Premier Benito Mussolini in Munich.
1918
Brazil declares war on Austria.
1915
An allied offensive is launched in France against the German Army.
1909
The first National Aeronautic Show opens at Madison Square Garden.
1846
American General Zachary Taylor’s forces capture Monterey, Mexico.
1804
The 12th Amendment is ratified, changing the procedure of choosing the president and vice-president.
1789
Congress proposes 12 new amendments to the Constitution.
1775
British troops capture Ethan Allen, the hero of Ticonderoga, when he and a handful of Americans try to invade Canada.
1598
In Sweden, King Sigismund is defeated at Stangebro by his uncle Charles.
1396
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.

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  • Charles M. Thomas
    11-26-2017 at 04:30 UTC

    I COULDN'T REMEMBER THE DAY IT WAS AND I CAME UPON YOUR SITE, I LIKE IT AND GOING TO TELL ALL MY FRIENDS OLD AND YOUNG.

    ALSO LIKED "This Day in History" along with all the other information I can receive. Going to save this page and each morning it will be "REQUIRED READING".

    Sincerely,
    Chuck Thomas
    Butler, PA

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