Once Upon A Time – Sept 25. – 1513 – Spanish Explorer, Vasco Nunez de Balboa Becomes 1st European To See Pacific Ocean

1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge: English army under King Harold II defeat invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold’s brother Tostig, who were both killed

1237 Treaty of York signed between kings Henry III of England and Alexander II of Scotland which establishes a boundary between the two countries (mostly unchanged in modern times)

1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean

1789 US Congress proposes the Bill of Rights

1906 Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the Telekino at Bilbao before a great crowd, guiding a boat from the shore, considered the birth of the remote control

1926 Henry Ford announces an 8 hour, 5-day work week for workers at the Ford Motor Company

1981 Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as the 1st female US Supreme Court Justice

Historical Events Today
Today in Film & TV
1957 18th Venice Film Festival: Influential Indian film “Aparajito” directed by Satyajit Ray is first film to win the Golden Lion and the Critics Award

Today in Music
1975 Pink Floyd’s concept album “Wish You Were Here” reaches No. 1 in the US, goes on to sell 13 million copies

Today in Sport
1844 Canada defeats USA by 23 runs in the first cricket international match at the grounds of the St George’s Cricket Club in Manhattan, NYC

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1939 Andorra and Germany sign a treaty ending World War I, as Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra

1878 British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper in one of the earliest public health announcements on the dangers of smoking

Famous Weddings
1845 Confederate army Nathan Bedford Forrest (24) weds Presbyterian minister’s daughter Mary Ann Montgomery (18) in Hernando, Mississippi

1873 Frontiersman and gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok supposedly marries Calamity Jane according to the latter’s daughter (disputed)

1889 Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden (34) weds Laura Bond

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