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THIS DAY IN HISTORY - SEPTEMBER 25th

William Faulkner, Quote

“No battle is ever won... They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.”

~ William Faulkner

Wikiquote (William Faulkner (born Falkner, September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of written media, including novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays - primarily known and acclaimed for his novels and short stories.)

This Day in History

September 25th, 275

Marcus Claudius Tacitus declared Roman emperor after the assassination of Aurelian

Marcus Claudius Tacitus proclaimed Roman emperor after the assassination of Aurelian.

Wikipedia  Image: Relief from a 3rd-century sarcophagus depicting a battle between Romans and Germanic warriors; the central figure is perhaps the emperor Hostilian / Depiction of the Menorah on the Arch of Titus in Rome.


September 25th, 1066

Alfred the Great; Alfred the Great's granddaughter, Eadgyth - a Saxon Queen and one of the oldest members of the English royal family were unearthed in a tomb in Germany English king Æthelred II orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St. Brice's Day massacre

Battle of Stamford Bridge: marks the end of the Viking invasions of England.

Wikipedia  Image: Alfred the Great; Alfred the Great's granddaughter, Eadgyth - a Saxon Queen and one of the oldest members of the English royal family were unearthed in a tomb in Germany.
British archaeologists looking for evidence of prehistoric activity in the English county of Dorset discovered instead a mass grave holding 54 male skeletons. Smithsonian, Hurstwic.org.


September 25th, 1906

Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control

Leonardo Torres Quevedo, in the presence of the king and before a great crowd, successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control.

Wikipedia  Photo: Spanish mathematician Leonardo Torres Quevedo built what he called the “Telekino”. A remote control similar in mechanical function to Tesla’s, the Telekino employed its own telegraphic code to signal commands.


September 25th, 1929

Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible

Jimmy Doolittle performs the first blind flight from Mitchel Field proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.

Wikipedia  Photo: In 1929 aviation pioneer Jimmy Doolittle demonstrates that instrument flying, "flying blind" is possible from takeoff to landing. Lieutenant Jimmy Doolittle, a U.S. Army pilot awarded a Medal of Honor during WWII. credit Bettman / Corbis


September 25th, 1942

World War II: Swiss Police Instruction of September 25, 1942 – this instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees

World War II: Swiss Police Instruction of September 25, 1942 – this instruction denied entry into Switzerland to Jewish refugees.

Wikipedia  Photo: Austrian Jewish refugee in Prague, Holocaust Education Archive Research Team (HEART).


September 25th, 1992

NASA launched a $511 million probe to Mars in the first U.S. mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail

NASA launched a $511 million probe to Mars in the first United States mission to the planet in 17 years. Eleven months later, the probe would fail.

Wikipedia  Image: NASA Mars Rover, 2012.