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 on September 25
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.