2021 September

September 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 25

September 25th is Fitness Day as well as World Dream Day.

We’re now on the 268th day of the year, and have 97 days left.

People who were born on September 25th all share the Libra zodiac sign.

Is today a special one for you? Ever wondered who was born on this day? Well you’re about to find out all that and more, as here we look at some interesting events that happened on September 25th throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 2016, Selena Gomez reached 100 million followers on Instagram? She was the first person ever to reach this number and achieved a world record by doing so.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 25th in history!

What Happened On September 25 In History?


Designer Michael Kors purchased the luxury fashion brand Versace for $2.1 billion.

Source CNBC

China finished building the world’s largest radio telescope at 1,640 feet (500 meters) long.

OTD in 2016: China finished building the world's largest radio telescope at 1
Source NPR

Selena Gomez achieved a world record for being the first person to reach 100 million followers on Instagram.


Los Angeles Judge approved Caitlyn Jenner to change her name from Bruce and change her gender to female.

Source Time

Schools shut down in Singapore due to air pollution from farming practices in Indonesia.

Source NY Times

Belize became a member of the United Nations.


The Mozambican War of Independence against Portugal began.


Telecoms company Motorola was incorporated by Paul and Joseph Galvin.


Henry Ford changed employees’ working schedules to 8-hour days, 5 days a week.

OTD in 1926: Henry Ford changed employees' working schedules to 8-hour days
Around this time some people worked 100 hours a week., The changes came with no reductions to their salaries.

The US congress proposed the addition of twelve changes to the US Constitution.

Changes 3 - 12 would go on to be the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791.

The first printing press was set up in New England, US.

OTD in 1639: The first printing press was set up in New England

The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place on this day between the English army and a Norweigan force.

The English won the battle by defeating and killing all the Norweigan soldiers. This battle has often been remembered as marking the end of the Viking age.

Did you know that on this day, September 25th 2016, Selena Gomez reached 100 million followers on Instagram?