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This Day in History – September 25, 2011




1492 Crewman on the Pinta sights “land”-a few weeks early 1639 1st printing press in America 1690 Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick, the first newspaper to appear in the Americas, is published for the first and only time. 1775 Ethan Allen surrenders to British forces after attempting to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe. At the same time, Benedict Arnold and his expeditionary company set off from Fort Western, bound for Quebec City (Invasion of Canada (1775)). 1789 The U.S. Congress passes twelve amendments to the United States Constitution: the Congressional Apportionment Amendment (which was never ratified), the Congressional Compensation Amendment, and the ten that are known as the Bill of Rights. 1804 12th amendment to the US constitution, regulating judicial power 1804 The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for moving further upriver. 1846 U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor capture the Mexican city of Monterrey. 1861 Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves 1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester) 1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (Calif) 1890 The U.S. Congress establishes Sequoia National Park. 1906 In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control. 1911 Ground is broken for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. 1919 Pres Wilson becomes seriously ill & collapses after a speech 1926 Henry Ford announces the 8 hour, 5-day work week 1926 International slavery convention signed by 20 states 1926 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings 1934 Lou Gehrig plays in his 1500th consecutive game 1939 Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I 1957 Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops. 1973 3-man crew of Skylab II make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days 1973 Willie Mays night at Shea Stadium 1977 About 4,200 people take part in the first running of the Chicago Marathon. 1978 PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727-214, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California, resulting in the deaths of 144 people. 1980 Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows) 1981 Sandra Day O’Connor becomes the 102nd person sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and the first woman to hold the office. 1981 Belize joins the United Nations. 1991 The Paramount at Madison Square Garden in NYC opens 1992 NASA launched a $511 million probe to Mars in the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail. 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in a joint TV appearance for a G-20 summit, accused Iran of building a secret nuclear enrichment facility. 2010 Mahmoud Abbas speaks at United Nations General Assembly to request that Israel is to cease its policy of building settlements in the West Bank.]]]]> ]]>

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