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List of September 25th Major News Events

  1. 1957 U.S.A. Little Rock Nine
  2. 1956 Underwater Telephone Service
  3. 1981 Maze Prison Break Out
  4. 2003 France Heat Wave
  5. 2009 G20 Summit Global Credit Crisis

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25 Sept, 1957 U.S.A. Little Rock Nine

1957 : Following the forced evacuation of the Little Rock Nine from Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas on September 23rd, Federal troops charged defiant teenagers and other protesters with fixed bayonets to ensure the way was clear for the expected arrival of African American Students to attend high school today in Little Rock Arkansas. They were moved into the violence ridden area on the direct orders of the President of The United States.

25 Sept, 1923 Scotland Mining Disaster

1923 : In one of the worst colliery disasters in Scottish history the pit wall between an old abandoned pit and the pit the miners were in gave way allowing the water from the old pit to flood into the pit where the miners were working, the collapse was so quick that the pit flooded almost instantly drowning 70 miners.

25 Sept, 1924 Switzerland Landslide

1924 : A major landslide in Someo crushed 20 homes and partially buried them leaving most of the villagers buried or swept away and up to 20 dead.

25 Sept, 1936 England The Caledonian Flying Boat

1936 : A new faster service between England and America is soon to be started using the latest and fastest passenger flying boat built "The Caledonian" from Imperial Airways. This four engine flying boat will begin regular services between the United States and great Britain shortly.

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From 1930s Toys Page

  • Thirties Vintage Steel Cars

    Vintage Steel Truck, Plane and Airship

    Price: From $1.98
    Description Another example of value for money these were pretty large steel models over 2 ft long and look fairly well made, The Steel Truck, Plane and Airship all allowed children to use their imagination during play.

  • Cadalac Coupe from the Thirties

    Vintage Cadalac Coupe

    Price: 25 cents
    Description Cadalac Coupe, what I found strange with this was the way it was spelt unsure if spelling mistake on purpose or by accident.

25 Sept, 1946 Radioactive Contamination

1946 : 75 ships have been quarantined until tests for radioactive contamination are completed, they are suspected to have have high radio activity due to the nuclear atom bomb testing at Bikini Atoll.

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25 Sept, 1949 Pope Asks To End Nuclear Weapons

1949 : The pope has asked the worlds leaders to end this path to self destruction through the development of bigger and more destructive Nuclear weapons and use the money to help some of the worlds needy and starving.

25 Sept, 1956 Underwater Telephone Service

1956 : The first underwater telephone service from the United States to Europe begins today using two 2,250 mile cables under the Atlantic Ocean to provide the clearest all wire voice link between the two continents.

25 Sept, 1978 U.S.A. Mid Air Crash

1978 : A Pacific Southwest Airlines jet collides in mid-air with a small Cessna over San Diego, killing 153 people.

25 Sept, 1962 Ireland Air Sea Rescue

1962 : An international rescue operation in a gale whipped Atlantic continued today in an attempt to find survivors from a chartered Super Constellation aircraft which was downed 500 miles off the coast of Ireland when 3 of it's 4 engines failed , so far 55 of the crew and passengers have been rescued out of the total of 78 on board.

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25 Sept, 1981 United Kingdom Sunday Times Shut Down

September 25th, 1981 : Rupert Murdoch has shut down the Sunday Times due to an industrial dispute with 101 members of the Printers Union and suspended 1,400 staff on indefinite suspension without pay.

25 Sept, 1981 Maze Prison Break Out

1981 : Thirty-eight prisoners have escaped from the Maze high security prison in Northern Ireland. One prison officer is killed and another seriously injured during the break out of Republican members of the IRA held at the Maze jail near Lisburn.

25 Sept, 1995 Bosnia Withdraws From Peace Talks

1995 : Attempts to end the fighting in Bosnia and Herzegovina have made little progress as the Serbs have not responded and Bosnians have withdrawn from the talks in New York stating insufficient guarantees have been provided for the safety of its people and the Sarajevo siege must be lifted before they will continue talks.

25 Sept, 1996 Afghanistan Taliban

1996 : Taliban opposition fighters have reached the eastern suburbs of the countries capital Kabul and are poised to take control. The country is run by President Burhanuddin Rabbani who is kept in power by a coalition of Mujahideen factions. Two days later the Taliban did seize control of Kabul and established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

From 1920s Ladies Hats Page

  • Tam Hat 1922 1922 Tam Hat
    Price: $1.45

    A great tam and a wonderful bargain. Made of a new rich looking long nap lustrous cloth. Splendid wearing and of good appearance. Crown band of cut edge grosgrain ribbon. Elastic insert in headband gives perfect fit.

  • Fancy Dress Hat 1923 1923 Fancy Dress Hat
    Price: $6.45

    Perfectly gorgeous and our best large brim fancy dress hat. Handmade wired frame covered with lovely gold or silver metallic lace, recovered with single layer of silk maline which extends softly over the edge. Stylish six-pieced crown of fine silk faced velvet. High grade wreath of mixed colored fiber silk plush novelty morning glories.

From 1950's Page

Money and Inflation 1950's

To provide an estimate of inflation we have given a guide to the value of $100 US Dollars for the first year in the decade to the equivalent in today's money

If you have $100 Converted from 1950 to 2021 it would be equivalent to $1,104 today

In 1950 a new house cost $8,450.00 and by 1959 was $12,400.00

In 1950 the average income per year was $3,210.00 and by 1959 was $5,010.00

In 1950 a gallon of gas was 18 cents and by 1959 was 25 cents

In 1950 the average cost of new car was $1,510.00 and by 1959 was $2,200.00

25 Sept, 1999 Indonesia Controversial New Laws Withdrawn

September 25th, 1999 : Following two days of rioting over the additional powers given to the military under the prevention of danger bill during which time seven people were killed. The Indonesian Government has postponed the implementation, but not withdrawn which is why the protests are still continuing.

Powers Included in Prevention of Danger Bill:

1. Imprisonment without trial

2. Ban on demonstrations

3. Control of news and media

4. Prevent Individuals from entering or leaving the country

25 Sept, 2003 France Heat Wave

2003 : As the heat wave comes to an end in France the Health Ministry confirms that nearly 15,000 had died from the extreme temperatures (7 days with 40 °C / 104 °F or more recorded) in August with most of those being the elderly. Due to the extreme temperatures and the fact that most homes and retirement homes are not equipped with air conditioning. August is traditionally the month when many people, including government ministers and physicians, are on vacation and many of the elderly are left to fend for themselves in homes that were not suitable for that type of weather.

25 Sept, 2004 West Africa Plague of Locusts

2004 : West Africa including Chad, Mali, Gambia, Niger and Mauritania are suffering the worst Plague of Locusts in 40 years. The locusts are clearing hundreds of thousands of acres of the meager crops these countries can produce and because the numbers of swarms are so high pesticide control is unable to keep up. Most of these countries have suffered from droughts in recent years and if the locusts continue famine on a massive scale will occur once again.

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25 Sept, 2006 Ecuador Bus Crash

2006 : A bus turned over after losing control on a steep and winding road near Quito, Ecuador. Forty-seven of the fifty-two passengers on the bus were killed.

25 Sept, 2007 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

September 25th, 2007 : The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York declared UN Security Council sanctions against his country are illegal, during his long running speech he reiterated his assertions that all of his country's nuclear activities are "peaceful and transparent."

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25 Sept, 2007 Magnetic Levitation Rail Service

2007 : After solving some financial troubles, the German state of Bavaria is set to build the country’s first magnetic levitation rail service. The cost of the project is estimated at 2.6 billion dollars. Magnetic Levitation Rail works using a large number of magnets for lift and propulsion and has the potential to be faster, quieter and smoother than wheeled mass transit systems.

25 Sept, 2009 G20 Summit Global Credit Crisis

September 25th, 2009 : The second G20 Summit to discuss Global Credit Crisis and Financial Meltdown convenes in Pittsburgh, in addition to the G20 countries which consists of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and The European Union additional representatives from Spain, the Netherlands, (New Partnership for Africa's Development) NEPAD, (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) ASEAN, the UN, the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO, (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) APEC, and the (Financial Stability Forum) FSF bankers and the like. The size and scope of the meeting provides an indication of how worried world leaders were over the World's Economy and also set the tone for future meetings by expanding meetings on important world events to include emerging economies in addition to the original G8 countries.

25 Sept, 2009 Poland Chemically Castrate Sex Offenders

2009 : The Polish parliament passed a law that made it mandatory to chemically castrate sex offenders who raped children under fifteen or relatives. The law came as a part of a bill that increased the penalties for pedophilia.

25 Sept, 2011 Saudi Arabian Women's Rights

2011 : King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced that women would be given the right to vote and run in municipal elections in the country amid calls for greater women's rights. He also announced that women could now be appointed to the Shura Council, a consultative body.

25 Sept, 2012 North Korean Parliament Holds Second Session

2012 : The North Korean parliament held a second session, an unusual occurrence in the secretive country. News of the second session fueled speculation that the government might introduce some economic reforms in the future.

25 Sept, 2013 Muppets Inducted Into Smithsonian

September 25th, 2013 : Several Muppets created by the late Jim Henson were donated to the Smithsonian Museum of American History to join the already featured Kermit the Frog. Some of the characters that were donated were Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Elmo.

Born This Day In History September 25

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Born: 25th September 1969 Swansea, Wales, UK

Known For : An English actress married to Michael Douglas who also shares the same birthday 25th September 1944. Catherine Zeta-Jones has starred in a number of movies including Ocean's Twelve, Chicago, The Mask of Zorro, and Entrapment. She has won a number of awards including Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Will Smith

Born: 25th September 1968 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Known For : American actor and rapper who has been successful in both forms of entertainment, possibly best known for his starring roles in Men in Black, Men in Black II, I, Robot, Muhammad Ali, Independence Day, The Pursuit of Happiness, I Am Legend.