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Mozambique: Revolution Day
(Commemoration of the beginning of a revolution campaign against Portuguese rule: 09/25/1964)
Mozambique Portugal U.S. Department of State
Rwanda: Kamarampaka Day (Republic Day)
(Celebration of the end of monarchy 09/25/1961)
Rwanda U.S. Department of State
1711 Qianlong (Ch'ien-lung) (Emperor of China: r. 1736-1796) Chinese Political and Social Leaders Asian History
1812 Sherman M. Booth (New York-born Abolitionist, Editor) New York Authors Abolition Journalism Wisconsin Historical Society
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1506 Philip I, King of Spain Spanish Political and Social Leaders
1534 Pope Clement VII (Italian-born Roman Catholic Pope) Italian Political and Social Leaders Catholic Popes Religious Leaders and Theologians
1808 Richard Porson (English-born Greek Scholar) British Authors Ancient Greece Chambers Book of Days
1857 Warren Akin Candler (Georgia-born Educator) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Emory University University of Georgia
1870 Robert C. Grier (Pennsylvania-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1971 Hugo Black (Alabama-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Alabama Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
2011 Wangari Maathai (Kenyan Environmentalist, 2004 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Wangari Maathai Trees 2004 Nobel Laureate for Peace
1555 The Religious Peace of Augsburg Grants Religious Freedom to Lutherans in Germany Germany Religion Concordia
1676 Greenwich Mean Time Becomes England's Standard England Greenwich Mean Time Harvard University
1775 British Capture Ethan Allen as He Leads Invasion of Montreal Ethan Allen Vermont Military Leaders American Revolution History Channel
1789 First U.S. Congress Passes 12 Constitutional Amendments (States Will Ratify 10 as the Bill of Rights) U.S. Congress The Bill of Rights History Channel Virginia Historical Society
1846 General Zachary Taylor's Forces Capture Monterrey, Mexico Mexico Zachary Taylor Mexican-American War PBS
1862 President Lincoln Promises to Investigate Treaty Obligations Between the U.S. and the Cherokee Nation Cherokee Indians John Ross President Abraham Lincoln Historic U.S. Documents Lincoln Library
1864 Jefferson Davis Visits General Hood in Georgia Georgia American Civil War History Channel University of Georgia
Union Forces Cross the Choctawhatchee River in the Florida Panhandle Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1894 President Grover Cleveland Pardons Mormon Polygamists President Grover Cleveland The American Presidency Mormon Church Law and Legal Resources History Channel
1895 The Colored Baptist Foreign Mission Convenes in Atlanta with Delegates from Every State Atlanta, Georgia Religion African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1915 British Forces Attack German Positions at Loos, Belgium Belgium Great Britain Germany World War I History Channel
1919 President Woodrow Wilson Collapses after Speech in Colorado Colorado Woodrow Wilson The American Presidency New York Times
1937 Adolph Hitler & Benito Mussolini Meet in Berlin to Reaffirm the German-Italian Axis Adolph Hitler Benito Mussolini European History League of Nations History
1942 British Bombers Fail to Take Out the Nazi Gestapo Headquarters in Norway Norway Great Britain Nazi Germany World War II History Channel
1943 Soviets Retake Smolensk from the Germans Soviet Union NAZI Germany World War II League of Nations History
1946 Florida's Spessard Holland Begins Over 20 Years of Service in the U.S. Senate Completing the Term of the Late Charles Andrews Florida Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Florida Historical Society
1950 U.N. Troops Take Control of Seoul in South Korea United Nations Korea Korean War BBC
1956 The First Transatlantic Phone Call Is Made The Telephone World History Historic Firsts Canadian Broadcasting Corporation International Cable Protection Committee
1959 Eisenhower and Khrushchev Begin Two-day Summit Nikita Khrushchev Dwight Eisenhower The Cold War History Channel
1964 Mozambique Independence Campaign Is Begun by Anti-Portuguese Revolutionaries Mozambique Portugal Encyclopedia of the Nations
1981 Sandra Day O'Connor Is Sworn in As First Female Justice, U.S. Supreme Court Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Supreme Court Women Historic Firsts History Channel Oyez
1983 Thirty-eight Prisoners Escape from Maze High-security Prison in Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Prison BBC
1995 Texas Billionaire H. Ross Perot Launches Petition Drive for Third Party on Presidential Election Ballot The American Presidency Third Party Politics Television News Archive
2005 The Irish Republican Army Officially Disarms Northern Ireland Terrorism History Channel
2008 South Africa's Parliament Chooses Kgalema Motlanthe as the Country's New President South African Political and Social Leaders Elections NPR

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