September 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

September 25th is National Lobster Day as well as World Dream Day.

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

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 Events Happened On September 25 In History?

2018 Designer Michael Kors purchased the luxury fashion brand Versace for $2.1 billion.


2016 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

2016 Selena Gomez achieved a world record for being the first person to reach 100 million followers on Instagram.

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2015 Los Angeles Judge approved Caitlyn Jenner to change her name from Bruce and her gender to female.


2015 Schools shut down in Singapore due to air pollution from farming practices in Indonesia.

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1992 NASA launched the Mars Observer, a space probe designed to study Mars’ geology and climate.

The Mars Observer was a modified version of a standard communications satellite and was equipped with a wide range of instruments to study Mars in detail. Contact was lost with the probe just under a year after its launch as it was preparing to enter Mars' orbit.


1964 The Mozambican War of Independence against Portugal began.

1928 Telecoms company Motorola was incorporated by Paul and Joseph Galvin.

1926 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.

1890 Sequoia National Park was established in the Sierra Nevada region of California, USA, by the National park service.

1789 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.

1639 The first printing press was set up in New England, US.

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

1066 The Battle of Stamford Bridge occurred between the English army and a Norwegian 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.

Famous Quotes Said On September 25

Every day brings a new quote – here are the most renowned quotes spoken on this day in history.


“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.”

– Carl Jung

Famous People Born On September 25

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Will Smith. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.

1968 Will Smith

American Actor

Will Smith
54 years old
Born In:
Pennsylvania, USA

1983 Donald Glover

American Actor

Donald Glover
39 years old
Born In:
Georgia, USA

1951 Mark Hamill

American Actor

Mark Hamill
71 years old
Born In:
California, USA

1969 Catherine Zeta-Jones

Welsh Actress

Catherine Zeta-Jones
53 years old
Born In:
Wales, UK

Special Holidays On September 25

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

September 25: World Dream Day

World Dream Day

Many of us have dreams to make the world a better place, but life often gets in the way of acting on those dreams. World Dreams Day was created to encourage us to do our best to turn our dreams into reality, so try to find ways to fulfill your dreams today!

September 25: National Lobster Day

National Lobster Day

Did you know that lobsters used to only be eaten by people with little to no money? That’s right; it took a long time for these creepy crustaceans to become culinary delights! While expensive now, lobsters are definitely worth trying, so splurge on a lobster dinner today if you can!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Eye of newt, toe of frog, and wool of bat are archaic terms for mustard seed, buttercup, and holly leaves.

September 25 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Libra is the seventh sign in the modern zodiac and belongs to the Air element of the zodiac, along with Gemini and Aquarius. People born between September 23 and October 22 fall into this astrological sign.

People born in September all have the Sapphire birthstone. Traditionally the sapphire birthstone symbolizes faithfulness, nobility, sincerity, and truth.

People born on Sep 25 were likely conceived the same year on January 2.

The due date for a baby conceived on September 25th, 2023, is around June 18th, 2024.

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