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On This Day — September 25th

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September 25th is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 97 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

275 – After the assassination of Aurelian, Tacitus was chosen by the Senate to succeed him as Roman emperor.

1790 – Peking opera was born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduced Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor’s eightieth birthday.

1944 – Second World War: British troops began their withdrawal from the Battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands, ending the Allies’ Operation Market Garden in defeat.

1977 – About 4,200 people took part in the first modern Chicago Marathon.

1990 – The Ram Rath Yatra, a political-religious march organised to erect a temple to the Hindu deity Rama on the site of the Babri Masjid, began in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Celebrity Birthdays

Barbara Walters turns 89

Michael Douglas turns 70

Will Smith turns 50

Catherine Zeta-Jones turns 49

Donald Glover / Childish Gambino turns 35

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