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On This Day in History, September 25

What Happened On This Day – September 25

  • 2008 China launches Shenzhou spacecraft with 3 astronauts

    This was the third human manned space flight mission of China's Space Program.

  • 1992 NASA launches the Mars Observer

    The robotic space probe's main goal was to study Mars. Almost a year later all communications with it were lost.

  • 1977 Runners run the first Chicago Marathon

    One of the world's six major marathons, which include the marathons in Berlin, Boston, London, New York, and Tokyo, the Chicago Marathon was initially called the Mayor Daley Marathon. The first race was won by Rhud Metzner.

  • 1962 The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is officially created

    Ferhat Abbas was appointed as the President of the Algerian National Assembly, and Ben Bella was seated as the country's new Prime Minister.

  • 1890 Sequoia National Park is established by the United States Congress

    The park, situated in the state of California is famous for its giant sequoia trees.

Births On This Day – September 25

  • 1969 Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Welsh actress

  • 1952 Christopher Reeve

    American actor

  • 1932 Glenn Gould

    Canadian pianist, composer

  • 1903 Mark Rothko

    Latvian/American painter

  • 1897 William Faulkner

    American author, Nobel Prize laureate

Deaths On This Day – September 25

  • 2011 Wangari Maathai

    Kenyan environmentalist, Nobel Prize laureate

  • 2003 Edward Said

    Palestinian/American theoretician

  • 1971 Hugo Black

    American jurist, politician

  • 1929 Miller Huggins

    American baseball player, manager

  • 1066 Harald Hardrada

    Norwegian king

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