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Daily Trivia - September 25

Births

1358 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)
1525 - Steven Borough, English explorer (d. 1584)
1599 - Francesco Borromini, Swiss sculptor (d. 1667)
1644 - Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)
1683 - Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (d. 1764)
1694 - Henry Pelham, Prime Minister of Great Britain (d. 1754)
1711 - Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
1725 - Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, French automobile pioneer (d. 1804)
1738 - Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (d. 1789)
1764 - Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)
1766 - Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (d. 1822)
1773 - Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (d. 1856)
1782 - Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)
1796 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
1798 - Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist (d. 1874)
1839 - Karl Alfred von Zittel, German palaeontologist (d. 1904)
1862 - Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)
1866 - Thomas Morgan, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1945)
1881 - Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
1896 - Sandro Pertini, President of the Italian Republic (d. 1990)
1897 - William Faulkner, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
1898 - Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980)
1903 - Mark Rothko, Latvian-born painter (d. 1970)
1906 - Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (d. 1975)
1917 - Johnny Sain, baseball player
1918 - Phil Rizzuto, baseball player and announcer
1920 - Sergei Bondarchuk, Ukrainian-born actor (d. 1994)
1921 - Sir Robert Muldoon, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1992)
1922 - Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992)
1926 - Aldo Ray, American actor (d. 1991)
1927 - Sir Colin Davis, English conductor
1929 - Ronnie Barker, British comedian and actor (d. 2005)
1929 - Barbara Walters, American broadcaster
1930 - Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999)
1932 - Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)
1932 - Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain
1933 - Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
1936 - Juliet Prowse, British actress and dancer (d. 1996)
1938 - Jonathan Motzfeldt, first Prime Minister of Greenland
1943 - Robert Gates, American director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1944 - Michael Douglas, American actor and producer
1944 - Doris Matsui, U.S. Congresswoman from California
1945 - Carol Vadnais, Canadian ice hockey player
1946 - Felicity Kendal, British actress
1947 - Cheryl Tiegs, American model
1947 - Russ Abbott, British actor and singer
1951 - Mark Hamill, American actor
1952 - Christopher Reeve, American actor and activist (d. 2004)
1952 - Anson Williams, American actor and director
1958 - Michael Madsen, American actor
1960 - Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
1961 - Heather Locklear, American actress and model
1962 - Aida Turturro, American actress
1964 - Kikuko Inoue, Japanese singer and voice actresses (seiyū)
1965 - Gregory Cowan, Australian architectural educator
1965 - Scottie Pippen, American basketball player
1968 - Will Smith, American actor and rapper
1969 - Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer
1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress
1969 - Heather Stewart-Whyte, British supermodel
1970 - Dean Ween, American musician (Ween)
1971 - John Lynch, American football player
1971 - Hal Sparks, American actor
1973 - Tijani Babangida, Nigerian footballer
1975 - Declan Donnelly, English television presenter
1975 - Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
1976 - Chauncey Billups, American basketball player
1978 - Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
1978 - Jodie Kidd, English model
1980 - T.I., rapper

Deaths

1066 - Killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge: Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria
Harald III of Norway (b. 1015)
1086 - William VIII, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1025)
1333 - Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (b. 1301)
1496 - Piero Capponi, Italian soldier and statesman (b. 1447)
1506 - King Philip I of Castile (b. 1478)
1534 - Pope Clement VII (b. 1478)
1536 - Johannes Secundus, Dutch poet (b. 1511)
1602 - Caspar Peucer, German reformer (b. 1525)
1617 - Francisco Suarez, Spanish Jesuit, philosopher/theologian (b. 1548)
1617 - Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (b. 1617)
1626 - Lancelot Andrewes, English scholar and Bishop of the Church of England (b. 1555)
1630 - Ambrosio Spinola, marqués de los Balbases, Spanish general (b. 1569)
1665 - Maria Anna of Austria (b. 1610)
1703 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (b. 1658)
1774 - John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (b. 1714)
1791 - William Bradford, American printer (b. 1719)
1792 - Adam Gottlob Moltke, Danish statesman (b. 1710)
1794 - Paul Rabaut, French Huguenot pastor (b. 1718)
1825 - Joachim Heer, Swiss politician (b. 1879)
1849 - Johann Strauss, Senior, Austrian composer (b. 1804)
1867 - Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)
1867 - Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1938)
1905 - Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
1918 - Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
1926 - Herbert Booth, the third son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
1933 - Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
1946 - Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician and war criminal (b. 1879)
1960 - Emily Post , American author & etiquette expert (b. 1873)
1961 - Frank Fay American actor first husband of Barbara Stanwyck (b. 1897)
1970 - Erich Maria Remarque, German author (b. 1898)
1979 - Tapio Rautavaara, Finnish athlete, actor, and singer (b. 1915)
1980 - John Bonham, British drummer (Led Zeppelin) (b. 1948)
1980 - Lewis Milestone, Moldovan film director (b. 1895)
1980 - Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)
1983 - King Léopold III of Belgium (b. 1901)
1984 - Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (b. 1897)
1986 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
1987 - Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)
1987 - Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor (b. 1905)
1996 - Nicu Ceauşescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)
1997 - Jean Françaix, French composer (b. 1912)
1999 - Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer (b. 1930)
2000 - R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)
2003 - Aquila al-Hashimi, Iraqi politician
2003 - Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
2003 - Franco Modigliani, Italian-born economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
2003 - George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
2005 - Don Adams, American actor and comedian (b. 1923)
2005 - George Archer, American golfer (b. 1939)
2005 - Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist, founder of Head Start program (b. 1917)
2005 - M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (b. 1936)
2005 - Friedrich Peter, Austrian politician (b. 1921)

Events

275 - M. Claudius Tacitus is appointed Roman emperor by the senate.
303 - On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.
1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking era.
1396 - Ottoman Emperor Beyazid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis.
1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reached the Pacific Ocean.
1555 - The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.
1690 - "Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick", the first newspaper published in the Americas, published for the first and only time.
1789 - The Congressional Apportionment Amendment to the United States Constitution is proposed at the U.S. Congress.
1804 - The Teton Sioux (a subdivison of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Corps of Discovery as a toll for moving further upriver.
1846 - U.S. forces led by Zachary Taylor captured the Mexican city of Monterrey.
1890 - Yosemite National Park established in California.
1912 - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
1929 - Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from General Mitchell leading to the development of Instrument Flying.
1955 - The Royal Jordanian Air Force is founded.
1957 - Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated through the use of United States Army troops.
1959 - Solomon Bandaranaike, prime minister of Sri Lanka is assassinated by a Buddhist monk, Talduwe Somarama, and dies the next day.
1962 - The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.
1970 - The Partridge Family debuts on ABC-TV and would run for four years.
1972 - In the Norwegian EC referendum, 1972, the people of Norway reject membership.
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 - The first congress of the Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan held in Kabul.
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor was the 102nd Justice sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office.
1988 - Monty Python member Michael Palin sets out from London's Reform Club to start his BBC documentary Around the World in 80 Days.
1996 - The last of the Magdalen Asylums was closed in Ireland.
2002 - The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
2003 - A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaido, Japan.
2005 - The Hide (Matsumoto "Hide" Hideto) museum closed due to the lack of funds. (Japan).

Holidays

R.C. Saints - Virgin of Fuencisla; Saint Finbarr
Also see September 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Mozambique - Armed Forces Day
French Republican Calendar - Colchique (Crocus) Day, fourth day in the Month of Vendémiaire
     
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