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Births, Deaths, and Events for 25 September

About This Day

     This is day 268 of the year 2018.
     There are 97 days left to 2018.

Thought For The Day

     "The average woman would rather be beautiful than smart because the average man can see better than he can think."



1644   Olaus Rímer - Denmark, 1st to accurately measure speed of light
1725   Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot - designed & built 1st automobile
1766   Armand-Emmanuel - duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)
1866   Thomas Hunt Morgan - US, biologist (Nobel-1933)
1877   Plutarco Elˇas Calles - Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
1887   May Sutton Bundy - US, 1st US woman to win Wimbledon (US 1904)
1897   William Faulkner - Mississippi, author (Sound & the Fury-Nobel 1949)
1905   Red Smith - Green Bay, WI, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk)
1907   Robert Bresson - France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette)
1918   Phil Rizzuto - Brooklyn, NY, sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950)
1920   Sergey Bondarchuk - Belozerka, Ukraine, director (War & Peace)
1926   Aldo Ray - actor (God's Little Acre, Naked & the Dead, Green Beret)
1926   John Ericson - Dusseldorf, Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West)
1927   Carl Braun - basketball player (NY Knicks)
1927   Sir Colin Rex Davis - Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)
1931   Barbara Walters - Boston, MAss, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV)
1932   Glenn Herbert Gould - Toronto Canada, pianist (sued Steinway Piano)
1934   John S Bull - Memphis Tennessee, astronaut
1936   Juliet Prowse - Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear)
1943   John Locke - LA, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
1943   Robert Walden - NYC, actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors)
1944   Michael Douglas - New Brunswick, NJ, actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile)
1947   Cheryl Tiegs - Breckenridge, MN, model's figure
1949   Anson Williams - Los Angeles, CA, actor (Potsie - Happy Days)
1951   Mark Hamill - Oakland, CA, actor (Star Wars)
1952   Christopher Reeve - New York, NY, actor (Superman)
1961   Heather Locklear - Los Angeles, CA, actress (Stacy - T.J. Hooker)
1964   Jon Lamprech - Geek, Martini Drinker
1965   Will Smith [Fresh Prince] - Philadelphia, PA, rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand), actor (Men In Black)
1968   Prince Johan Friso - of the Netherlands
1969   Catherine Zeta-Jones - Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK, actress (Zorro, Traffic)
1970   Kerri Kendall - San Diego, CA, playmate (Sep, 1990)



1929   Miller Huggins - Yankee manager, dies at 50
1959   S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike - Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
1960   Emily Post - etiquette expert, dies at 86
1974   William Sloane - publisher/writer ("The Edge of Running Water"), dies
1975   Bob Considine - newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
1984   Walter Pidgeon - New Brunswick, Canada, actor (MGM-Mrs Miniver, Madame Curie), dies at 87 after a series of strokes
1988   Billy Carter - President Carter's brother, dies of cancer at 51
2005   Don Adams - actor (Maxwell Smart - Get Smart) dies at 82 from a lung infection



   National Comic Book Day
1492   Crewman on the Pinta sights "land" - a few weeks early
1493   Columbus sails on 2nd voyage to America
1513   Vasco Nu˜ez de Balboa is the 1st European to see the Pacific Ocean
1639   1st printing press in America
1690   Publick Occurrences, 1st US (Boston) newspaper, publishes 1st & last edition
1775   American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
1789   Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
1804   12th amendment to the US constitution, regulating judicial power
1861   Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
1890   Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (CA)
1890   Start of the Sherlock Holmes adventure "Silver Blaze" (BG)
1909   Hudson-Fulton Celebration opens in NY
1911   Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park
1919   President Wilson becomes seriously ill & collapses after a speech
1924   Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 MPH
1926   Henry Ford announces the 8 hour, 5-day work week
1926   International slavery convention signed by 20 states
1939   Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I
1956   1st transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation
1957   300 US Army troops guard 9 black kids' return to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas
1957   Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
1962   A black church is destroyed by fire in Macon, Georgia
1965   Beatle cartoon show begins in the US
1970   Ringo releases his "Beaucoups of Blues" album
1973   3-man crew of Skylab II make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days
1978   PSA Boeing 727 & a Cessna private plane collide by San Diego, 144 die
1980   Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)
1981   Sandra Day O'Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice
1981   Rolling Stones begin their 6th US tour (JFK Stadium, Philadelphia)
1982   Pennsylvania prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)
1985   Akali Dal wins Punjab State election in India
1986   Antonin Scalia appointed to the Supreme Court
1990   Saddam Hussein warns US will repeat Vietnam experience (he was 13 years early, but seemingly correct)
1990   UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq



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