September 25 | Facts

September 25 | Facts

 

  • 1775

    Ethan Allen was captured by the British.

  • 1789

    The first Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification. The first ten became the Bill of Rights.

  • 1890

    Wilford Woodruff, president of the Mormon church, renounced the practice of polygamy. This paved the way for Utah’s acceptance as a state in 1896.

  • 1957

    Nine black children were escorted to Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, under heavily armed guard, because of racial violence.

  • 1981

    Sandra Day O’Connor was sworn in as the first female justice on the Supreme Court.

  • 2003

    It was reported that more than 14,000 had lost their lives in France in a summer heat wave.

  • 2011

    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia grants women the right to vote and run for office in future elections.

 

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