September 25: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean.
- 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.
- 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 ofBilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control.
- 1956 - TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone cable system, is inaugurated
- 1957 - Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is integrated by the use of United States Army troops.
- Famous Biirthdays: William Faulkner (American writer, Nobel laureate), Barbara Walters (American broadcaster), Shel Silverstein (American humorist, singer-songwriter and author), Robert Gates (American Secretary of Defense), Will Smith (American actor and rapper)
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