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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On This Day — September 25

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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. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).

Events

1237 – Henry III of England and Alexander II of Scotland signed the Treaty of York, establishing the Anglo-Scottish border, which mostly remains the same today.

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.

1911 – An explosion of badly degraded propellant charges on board the French battleship Liberté detonated the forward ammunition magazines and destroyed the ship.

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.

1974 – The first surgery to replace the ulnar collateral ligament, commonly known as the Tommy John surgery after the first patient, was performed by Dr. Frank Jobe.

Celebrity Birthdays

Legendary Anchor Barbara Walters turns… 88

Legendary Thespian Michael Douglas turns… 73

I Am Legend Actor Will Smith turns… 49

Chicago Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones turns… 48

Actor & Rapper Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover turns… 34