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Calendar for September 25th, 2013

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

Born 1599: Francesco Borromini (architect)

Born 1644: Ole Roemer (astronomer)

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

Born 1866: Thomas Hunt Morgan (geneticist)

1890: Congress established Yosemite National Park in California

Born 1897: William Faulkner (author)

Born 1898: Robert Brackman (artist)

Born 1903: Marl Rothko (artist)

Born 1930: Shel Silverstein (author, humorist)

Born 1931: Barbara Walters (newscaster)

Born 1936: Juliet Prowse (actress)

Born 1944: Michael Douglas (actor)

Born 1947: Cheryl Tiegs (model)

Born 1952: Mark Hamill (actor)

Born 1952: Christopher Reeve (actor)

1956: First transatlantic telephone cable began operation

Born 1961: Heather Locklear (actress)

Born 1969: Catherine Zeta Jones (actress)

Born 1975: Matthew Hasselbeck (football player)

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)

Died 2003: George Plimpton (writer)

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

Died 2005: Don Adams (actor)

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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