September 25 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Queen's Birthday
Australia (Western Australia) Common State Holiday
Family & Community Day
Australia (Australian Capital Territory) State Holiday
Armed Forces Day
Mozambique Public Holiday
Heritage Day observed
South africa Public Holiday
Comic Book Day
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Historical Events

  • 1775: During the American Revolutionary War, Ethan Allen surrenders to the British after trying to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe.
  • 1789: 12 amendments are added to the Constitution by the U.S Congress. These included the Bill of Rights, The Congressional Compensation Amendment and the never ratified Congressional Apportionment Amendment.
  • 1846: Zachary Taylor leads United States troops to capture the Mexican city of Monterrey.
  • 1890: Sequoia National Park is established by the U.S Congress.
  • 1912: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is created in New York City.
  • 1915: The Second Battle of Champagne starts during WWI.
  • 1944: Remnants of the British 1st Airborne Division withdraw from Arnhem in the Netherlands. This concludes the Battle of Arnhem and Operation Market Garden.
  • 1956: The first transatlantic underwater telephone cable system is inaugurated on this day—it’s called TAT-1.
  • 1957: United States Army troops integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • 1977: Over 4,000 people take part of the first running of the Chicago Marathon on this day.
  • 1978: A Boeing 727 (PSA Flight 182) collides with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California. Approximately 144 people are killed.
  • 1981: Belize joins the U.N.
  • 1992: NASA launches the Mars Observer on this day. This $500 million dollar probe is the first United States’ mission to Mars in 17 years. Unfortunately, the probe would fail approximately a year later.

Famous Birthdays

  • American novelist, short story writer and Nobel Prize Laureate William Faulkner is born in 1897.
  • French director and screenwriter Robert Bresson is born in 1901.
  • French director and screenwriter Jacqueline Audry is born in 1908.
  • Alleged American spy Ethel Rosenberg is born in 1915.
  • American poet and novelist Aram Saroyan is born in 1943.
  • American actor and producer Michael Douglas is born in 1944.
  • English actress Felicity Kendal is born in 1946.
  • American golfer Gil Morgan is born in 1946.