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Calendar for September 25th, 2013

1510s

  • 1513: Vasco Núñez de Balboa crossed Isthmus of Panama and sighted the Pacific Ocean

  • 1590s

  • Born 1599: Francesco Borromini (architect)

  • 1640s

  • Born 1644: Ole Roemer (astronomer)

  • 1690s

  • 1690: Publick Occurrences became the first newspaper in the "United States"

  • 1840s

  • 1846: Zachary Taylor's troops captured the Mexican city of Monterrey

  • 1860s

  • Born 1866: Thomas Hunt Morgan (geneticist)

  • 1890s

  • 1890: Congress established Yosemite National Park in California

  • Born 1897: William Faulkner (author)

  • Born 1898: Robert Brackman (artist)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1903: Marl Rothko (artist)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1930: Shel Silverstein (author, humorist)

  • Born 1931: Barbara Walters (newscaster)

  • Born 1936: Juliet Prowse (actress)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1944: Michael Douglas (actor)

  • Born 1947: Cheryl Tiegs (model)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Mark Hamill (actor)

  • Born 1952: Christopher Reeve (actor)

  • 1956: First transatlantic telephone cable began operation

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Heather Locklear (actress)

  • Born 1969: Catherine Zeta Jones (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1975: Matthew Hasselbeck (football player)

  • 1980s

  • 1981: Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office

  • Died 1987: Mary Astor (actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: George Plimpton (writer)

  • 2005: An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 hit northern Peru

  • Died 2005: Don Adams (actor)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: A 3.2-magnitude earthquake shook New Hampshire about 10 miles north of the capital city of Concord

  • 2010: A 20-foot wide, 3,699-pound pumpkin pie was baked and presented at the New Bremen, Ohio, annual Pumpkinfest. It was certified as the world's largest pumpkin pie.

  • Died 2012: Andy Williams (singer)


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