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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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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, 1957 - U.S.A. Mid Air Crash
1957 : 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
September 25th, 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.

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
September 25th, 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
September 25th, 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 25th September

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.

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.