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Today In History

September 25th

1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama and became the first known European to see the Pacific Ocean.
1690 The first American newspaper, called Publick Occurrences, Both Foreign and Domestic, appeared in Boston.
1789 The first U.S. Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten were ratified and became known as The Bill of Rights.
1882 The first major league baseball doubleheader was played between the Providence, R.I., and Worchester, Mass., teams.
1957 Under escort from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division, nine black students entered all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.
1981 Sandra Day O'Connor was sworn in as the first woman U.S. Supreme Court justice.
1984 Jordan announced it would restore relations with Egypt, something no Arab country had done since 17 Arab nations broke relations with Cairo over the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty of 1979.
1991 President Alfredo Christiani of El Salvador and five commanders of the guerrilla forces reached an agreement that was seen as prelude to a cease-fire.
1992 A judge in Orlando, Fla., granted a 12-year-old boy's precedent-setting petition to divorce his mother.
1992 NASA launched a $511 million probe to Mars in the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail.
1996 Israeli police opened fire on Palestinians rioting over the new tunnel entrance beneath the Temple Mount. The fighting ended four days later with about 70 people killed and hundreds injured.
2000 Yugoslav voters rejected incumbent Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic in his bid for re-election but he refused to accept the results.
2003 The U.S. House of Representatives gave the Federal Trade Commission explicit authority to create a national do not call directory to protect against telemarketers and other unwanted telephone calls.
2004 The U.N. high commissioner for human rights said more than 1 million people relocated by the Darfur conflict in Sudan were living in a climate of fear.
2005 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Hurricane Rita pushed more water over crippled New Orleans-area levees that had unleashed devastating flooding to much of the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina a month earlier but didn't create additional structural damage.
2006 Pope Benedict XVI met with Muslim leaders at his summer home outside Rome and called for inter-religious dialogue. The pope had been criticized by angry Muslims over a speech he gave in Germany.
2007 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured the United Nations in a New York address that Iran wouldn't allow arrogant powers to force it to give up its nuclear program. Earlier, he was denied permission to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center memorial.
2008 Federal regulators seized Washington Mutual in what officials said was the biggest bank failure in U.S. history. Most of the WaMu assets were quickly sold to JP Morgan Chase for $1.9 billion.


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